Seems the tweeniebopper and teeniebopper crowds are out in force today, news wise. First we get the first look at the New Moon werewolves, now we get Vanessa Hudgens in a (shocking) remake.
According to Entertainment Tonight, CBS Films is putting a new spin on “Beauty and the Beast.” Let’s do the checklist…
Contemporary update? Check.
Moving to a “major metropolitan city,” meaning New York? Check.
Starring a girl with a wholesome persona (but who is insanely sexy)? Check.
Looks like it’s got all the makings of a truly forgettable teen comedy/romance. This time the “Prince” is a spoiled rich kid who gets a curse put on him when he unfairly hurts a sad young lass. The result is a “hideous transformation” (but he’s still gotta be kinda cute so the girls in the audience don’t go “ick!”), and he must search for “true love” to break the spell.
And that true love can only be found on the lips of a High School Musical co-star.