Zhang Yimou in Talks to Direct Quasimodo, Starring Josh Brolin


Hero and House of Flying Daggers helmer Zhang Yimou is in talks to direct Quasimodo for Warner Bros. Pictures, reports Variety.

With the story dating back to 1831, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” has been adapted dozens of times across film, television, radio, and for the stage (including in musical and ballet versions). Set in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the novel tells of Quasimodo, a deformed hunchback who dwells within and who falls in love with a dancing Gypsy, Esmeralda.

The film has had Josh Brolin attached to star for more than two years. Kieran and Michele Mulroney wrote the original script.