Though Tim Burton is hard at work on an adaptation of the funky, creepy 60’s sci-fi series Dark Shadows, which is yet another collaboration with Johnny Depp, the wheels are already in motion for the project after that and The Hollywood Reporter tells us that will be a new version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Tim Burton to Take on ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Next?
Burton has teamed up with Josh Brolin on the film, which will be written by Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes 2). It’s still extremely early, and because Burton is busy on Dark Shadows he won’t commit to anything until there’s a completed script. But the classic story – which follows a deformed hunchback who falls in love with a beautiful gypsy – seems like the kind of world Burton would like to play in for awhile.
Brolin will produce and star as the deformed hero Quasimodo, who last hit the screen as part of a Disney movie in 1997 (pictured above). One imagines Burton would take the motion-capture route once again with this, though you shouldn’t expect to hear much more for awhile (or at least until a script has been approved).
Burton fans may see this as yet another cop out to existing material instead of the director taking on something new and fresh, but it’s still a cool story that could once again find success through Burton’s imaginative eyes.
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