Victor Hugo's classic tale of a hunchback who falls in love with a beautiful gypsy could be heading to the big screen once again. The Hollywood Reporter says Josh Brolin's set to produce and star in a new version of Hunchback, and Tim Burton - who has quite a few projects on his plate, including Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp - might be interested in helming the project, depending on the script.
Hunchback's set up at Warner Bros, with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows writers Kieran and Michele Mulroney attached to write the script.
Hugo's tragic tale was set in 15th century Paris and told the story of Quasimodo, a deformed bell ringer who lived in the Notre Dame bell tower. Quasimodo fell hopelessly in love with a gypsy named Esmeralda who was ultimately framed for murder and found guilty of being a witch. Esmeralda was sentenced to die by hanging, but at the last minute Quasimodo rescued her and tried to keep her safe inside the cathedral. However, this solution didn't work out well for either Esmeralda or Quasimodo...
Brolin was last seen on screen in the Coen Brothers' True Grit and is currently at work on Men in Black III.
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