Live-Action The Hunchback of Notre Dame Movie Musical in the Works!


Quasimodo is heading (back) to the screen. Disney has lined up its next live-action reimagination of one of its animated favorites; according to Deadline, a new adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is in the works.

David Henry Hwang, the Tony-winning playwright of M. Butterfly, is attached to write the script, with musical theatre composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz—who wrote songs for the 1996 animated movie—teaming up once again. Among the producers is Tony nominee Josh Gad (who appeared in Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast); no word yet on if he would also star.


The new movie will lift from Disney's earlier film and Victor Hugo's original novel, as has been the case for the studio's recent remakes. It will likely not feature material from the stage adaptation.

Hunchback joins a bevy of other familiar Disney titles getting the big screen treatment once again. Premiering this year are Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King, with Mulan, Pinocchio, and The Little Mermaid (with Lin-Manuel Mirandaattached) also in the works.

[zombify_post]

- Advertisement -
Just Disney
Just Disney
Disney is Life!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Disney Premiers First Gay Lead!

Over the weekend, Disney dropped a new short, "Out." The tiny graphic associated with the film leaves a lot to the imagination,...

Disney Unveils Opening Dates!

Disney World has unveiled its proposed opening dates of July 11 - 15. The reopening will happen in phases, with Magic Kingdom...

Disney World Presents Reopening Plan TODAY

Disney reopened the Disney Springs shopping complex on May 20 with limited stores and dining and mandatory masks for everyone.

Disney Cake Contest

Alright Disney fans, we are looking for the best Disney themed cake out there. All you have to do is submit your...

To Infinity and Beyond: The Live Action “Toy Story 3” Project

Animated films take years to make. From story boarding, lighting, voice acting, and animation, hundreds of crew members work tirelessly to finalize...