|Angelina Jolie as Maleficent|
|Nicholas Hoult playing J|
Beauty and the Beast is even getting another chance, this time in live action with Guillermo del Toro in the director's chair and Emma Watson playing the beauty. Its set to be released next year with a darker version than we're used to based on del Toro's track record as a storyteller. No trailer or website is set for this, or even a description of whats to come, but I'm sure we'll get a good story, just by whose involved.
Even Peter Pan is getting a shot at the big screen once again, or should I say twice again. Both projects, still under than name Pan, are two very different stories. The first story is an origin story of all of the popular characters, Aaron Eckhart and Sean Bean are playing Captain Hook and Smee. The second film is actually a total flip from the original. Pan is now the villain in this modern-day murder mystery; he's now a killer with a youthful appearance who abducts small children, a far cry from how we typically see the character.
I enjoy seeing a retelling of a film or just another point of view, it gives us another look at a story we've either forgotten, never knew existed, or was lost within our youthful minds. The difference's between what kids see now and how they'll remember the character's is a far more darker version than the Disney friendly version that I grew up with, but at least the stories will still live on.