It’s pretty clear Disney plans on filming a live-action remake of every animated classic in its vault. The only question is, which film is next? According to Deadline, it’s The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.
The publication reveals Tony-winning M. Butterfly playwright David Henry Hwang will write the adaptation simply titled Hunchback. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, not a huge surprise, will take care of the music. They also worked on the Disney animated hit. Not only will the 1996 animated film serve as inspiration, but the original Victor Hugo novel will as well.
The animated film followed the adventures of a disfigured Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, who bides his time locked away in a tower. With only gargoyles to keep him company, Quasimodo longs to be with other people, leading to his chance encounter with the enchanting gypsy Esmeralda. When the beautiful young woman catches the attention of Quasimodo’s guardian, sinister Frollo, Quasimodo must help to keep her out of his clutches.
Josh Gad, who appeared in the live-action Beauty & The Beast, is set to produce the project. He’s also rumored to play the leading role. Not hating that potential casting.
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