Christophe Gans (Silent Hill, Brotherhood Of The Wolf) is to make a new version of Beauty And The Beast.

Eskwad is partnering with Pathe on the project, which is due to start shooting in October.

The film will star Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux. The film will be produced by Richard Grandpierre.

Details of plot and what approach the new film will take are skimpy but Gans said: “Although I will keep to a form of storytelling of this timeless fairy tale that is in keeping with the same pace and characters as the original, I will surprise the audience by creating a completely new visual universe.”

Principal photography will start on Oct 8.

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