The title of the Beauty and the Beast prequel series is possibly revealed
We may still be a long way from seeing the prequel to Luke Evans’ Gaston-centered Beauty and the Beast and Josh Gad’s LeFou, but now, thanks to legendary composer Alan Menken, it looks like we might know the title of the Disney + project . (Via Collider)
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In an interview with Variety, in which the newly crowned EGOT winner confirmed that he is still working on the Enchanted sequel, which has long been in development, Menken said he is currently working on the music for Beast’s prequel project, which he called “The Little Town”. Whether this is the official title or not, it proves to be a good ode to the opening number in all musical adaptations in the story, “Belle”, in which the heroine sings about her home village, the song being written by Oscar winner Howard Ashman, who passed away shortly before the release of the original film and is the subject of a new Disney + documentary due out next week.
The series, which is being written by the creators of Once Upon a Time, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, will be a six-episode musical event with composer Alan Menken also in negotiations to re-create music for the series. The project is currently in initial development, with no other stars attached, but sources are reporting that there is a possibility that they will appear at the guest locations.
Horowitz and Kitsis will partner with Gad to act as showrunners on the series, with the trio writing the six scripts and producing alongside Evans, while ABC Signature Studios is funding the project.
This prequel series will mark the second extension of a live Disney remake for the streaming service as a spin-off film focusing on last year’s Aladdin’s Billy Magnussen prince Anders is currently in development, while The reboots Mighty Ducks and Tucker and Hooch are also in development.
Beauty and the Beast starred Emma Watson like Belle; Dan Stevens like the beast; Luke Evans like Gaston, the handsome but shallow villager who drives Belle mad; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric but lovable father; and Josh Gad like Lefou, Gaston’s suffering field assistant. The film also featured Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Garderobe and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
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Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast debuted in theaters in March 2017, with positive and positive reviews from critics and audiences, who praised the visual effects and fidelity to the original and also received criticism for their lack of doing something new with the material. . It was a huge box office success, raising more than $ 1.25 billion worldwide, with an estimated production budget of between $ 160-255 million.
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