Not to long ago it was revealed that Emma Watson would be taking on the lead role of Belle in an upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast which, as far as we knew, was only being produced by Guillermo del Toro, now it seems that there is a possibility that he will end up directing the film.
In a recent interview with MTV Del Toro gives an update on the film project revealing that he would like to direct the film, and is currently writing the story. He goes on to talk about Watson’s involvement with project and how she's perfect for the part.
It's one of those landmarks, one of those holy grails, and I really hope to do it. We're just starting the process.
It's a movie that you have to make in the next few years for Emma to be perfect for the part. I think she is the perfect character to do that movie.
Watson does seem to contain all of the perfect qualities for a role like this, and like Del Toro, I hope he gets to direct the film, he could do some pretty incredible stuff with it. They are still early in the process, but I’d love to see what his feature film vision of the story is going to look like. What do you think?