From the producer of Transformers
Will Block and Jake Emanuel have pitched the studio with an action/comedy scenario that is, according to Variety, “based on the framework” of Victor Hugo’s 1831 “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
Based on the framework. Nowhere does it say it’s a straight-up adaptation, so we’ll have to track this untitle film’s development to see what they’ve got cooking.
It is curious to see this is the second Hunchback-related project to hit the scene in a matter of a few months. Earlier this year, a spec script went out to various studios called The Hunchback by Peter Carlisle.
Since Hugo’s book, there are have been three notable adaptations – among many – of his material: The 1923 film starring Lon Chaney, the ’39 version with Charles Laughton and Disney’s 1996 animated film.