Denzel Rumored for ‘Magnificent Seven’ Remake and Condon Tackling Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Beauty and the Beast live action remake
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Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) is set to direct a live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast for Walt Disney Studios with Evan Spiliotopoulos (Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Brett Ratner’s Hercules) writing the screenplay. Of course, no reason to assume it will beat Jean Cocteau‘s 1946 version or Disney’s animated version so is there really any point in caring? [Variety]

The Other Guys co-stars, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, are looking to re-team for the comedy Daddy’s Home for Paramount. The story centers on two men battling for the love and attention of their children. Horrible Bosses 2 directors Sean Anders and John Morris are in talks to direct from a screenplay written by Brian Burns, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Etan Cohen. [Deadline]

Apparently Antoine Fuqua is in talks to direct a remake of The Magnificent Seven and the new rumor is he’ll be reteaming with his Training Day and The Equalizer star Denzel Washington for the pic. Fuqua and Washington certainly make the possibility of this needless remake a little more interesting, but let’s wait for confirmation and more info before we get too excited. [Schmoes Know]


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