Josh Brolin is teaming up with Tim Burton to bring the classic tale of The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the big screen for Warner Bros. The novel has had several film versions already but now Burton and Brolin hope to do something different with it. Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the writers behind Sherlock Holmes 2: The Game Of Shadows, will be penning the script.
The version that I’m most familiar with is Disney’s 1997 version which I remember being fairly entertaining. It’s one of those classic stories that would really benefit from Tim Burton’s unique vision. As for Brolin’s part in the film, it simply begs the question of where’s Depp? Usually Burton’s go-to actor, Depp surprisingly isn’t going to be a part of this one, at least not right now. This project also begs a few more questions.
How did Brolin get another starring role at Warner Bros. after Jonah Hex? Why does Hollywood love re-imagining classic stories? (Red Riding Hood, The Three Musketeers etc.). And when will this project get off the ground? It may be a while seeing as Burton still has Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie.
What do you think? Do you want to see Burton and Brolin take this classic novel to the big screen?