Looks as if Paramount is ready to have Quasimodo come back for a quasi-retelling of the Victor Hugo classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame. That’s right, kids! It’s almost time once again to do the hump!
According to Variety Paramount has snagged an untitled action/comedy pitch from the scripting team of Will Block and Jake Emanuel for Lorenzo Di Bonaventura to produce.
The story is based on the framework from Victor Hugo’s original The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Hugo’s novel, published in 1831, is set in the 15th century and centers on the tragic romance between Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, and the gypsy woman Esmeralda.
Not sure exactly how much this retelling will dabble in our genre, but we’ll keep our eyes open!
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