Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider) is in the early stages of adapting Gaston Leroux’s novel The Phantom Of The Opera into a six-part TV miniseries.
Deadline reports this miniseries from Gaumont (Narcos, F Is For Family) will adapt the 1910 novel instead of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical.
Sounds good to us!
The last time we saw the tale on the screen was in the late The Lost Boys and Flatliners director Joel Schumacher’s 2004 version with Gerard Butler Emmy Rossum, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, and Patrick Wilson.
It followed this synopsis: From his hideout beneath a 19th century Paris opera house, the brooding Phantom schemes to get closer to vocalist Christine Daae. The Phantom, wearing a mask to hide a congenital disfigurement, strong-arms management into giving the budding starlet key roles, but Christine instead falls for arts benefactor Raoul. Terrified at the notion of her absence, the Phantom enacts a plan to keep Christine by his side, while Raoul tries to foil the scheme.
The film sports a 33% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: The music of the night has hit something of a sour note: Critics are calling the screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical histrionic, boring, and lacking in both romance and danger. Still, some have praised the film for its sheer spectacle.