OTT platform Disney Plus has greenlit a brand new musical sequence that can function a prequel to the 2017 live-action film model of `Magnificence and the Beast`, which starred Emma Watson because the titular magnificence and Dan Stevens because the titular beast.
In line with E! Information, neither of these stars shall be within the prequel sequence, nonetheless, because it focuses on Gaston, LeFou/Louie and a brand new character within the type of Louie`s stepsister Tilly. The present additionally comes full with a brand new soundtrack by legendary Disney composer Alan Menken. The brand new story shall be set years earlier than the occasions of `Magnificence and the Beast` and can observe Gaston, LeFou and Tilly on an “surprising journey” after a stunning revelation from Tilly`s previous come to gentle, in keeping with the Disney+ press launch.
It learn, “Whereas the mysteries of the previous are uncovered and the hazards of the current develop, outdated buddies and new enemies reveal that this acquainted kingdom harbors many secrets and techniques.”Gad will write and government produce the sequence alongside `As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood` creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Tony-nominated director Liesl Tommy may even function an government producer.
A press release from Disney Branded Tv president Gary Marsh additionally revealed that the present may even delve into the origins of the beast`s curse. He acknowledged, “For anybody who`s ever questioned how a brute like Gaston and a goof like LeFou may have ever develop into buddies and companions, or how a mystical enchantress got here to forged that fateful spell on the prince-turned-beast, this sequence will lastly present these solutions…and provoke an entire new set of questions.”
What Gaston, LeFou and LeFou`s stepsister should do with the beast’s curse stays to be seen. Manufacturing on this fascinating musical extravaganza will start in spring 2022.