February 14th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
Disney's 1991 version of "Beauty and the Beast" was re-released in January, but that's far from the only iteration this year.
The story, after all, is a tale nearly as old as time, and both the CW and ABC are planning to put it on the small screen this year with pilots based on the familiar plot.
Meanwhile, Guillermo del Toro is planning to bring the story to the big screen once more in a new adaptation called "Beast" (not to be confused with Christophe Gans' adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast," which has "Inglourious Basterds" and "Midnight in Paris" actress Lea Seydoux attached to star).
Variety reports that the script for "Beast," which at the moment has "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson in final talks, will be written by "Bridget Jones's Diary" screenwriter Andrew Davies.
So just how many ways can this story be told? Click through the gallery above to find out.
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