In the mean time I thought I'd give you some updates on Beauty and the Beast. The nice thing about this particular shoot is the fact that we had already been planning to do it once upon a time. Right before we had to switch gears to Peter Pan I had done a lot of the ground work. For example, the shoot is already almost completely cast. However until I have everything in place I'm not going to say anything. Like I've said before, the second I announce something, I summon the "plans-fall-through" demon who drags my best intentions down into the depths of scheduling issues and the vortex of Murphy's Law. So to save everyone this awful fate, you'll all just have to be patient. Trust me I'm doing this for you...
Anyway back on topic, I will tell you the theme that we're going for. I have been playing with the idea for some months to do sort of Old Hollywood Glamor with it. Making the beast this hotel room destroying rock star, and Beauty more Audrey Hepburn like. I realize this might sound strange weird even. But most of my ideas sound really weird to people. I am constantly reminded of this by Mother Shipe, every time I explain an idea after about fifteen minutes she tells me, "I just have to see it when it's done, I don't understand it Elizabeth." I shrug and hang up and go back to working on my stuff.
That's what I'm shooting for anyway. The next bit I have is a question for all of you! That's right, so here's what I'm wondering. The original story is short on minor characters. In fact The only ones that carry over to the house of mouse version we all know are Belle, her father, the Beast and the Enchantress. Everyone else, GONE! Question: How many characters should I attempt to include from the Disney's arsenal or should I stick to the original story. Up to you guys. Post in the comments what you think.