Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Burton, Brolin to Make "Hunchback"?

The Hollywood Reporter states that Tim Burton and Josh Brolin may possibly make an update of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Warner Bros. is currently developing the project.

Brolin would not only star as the titular character, but also produce the film. Burton is reportedly intrigued and may even direct. But Burton has yet to read the script, which is being written by Kieran and Michele Mulroney (scribes of the forthcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel).

If Burton does decide to direct the film, then perhaps this feature-length adaptation will be somewhat in the spirit of the 1923 classic film starring Lon Chaney, Sr. Only time will tell:

Brolin is repped by CAA. The Mulroneys are repped by CAA and Management 360. Burton is repped by WME.

Photos: Getty Images


deadhearts666 said...

I actually would really like it if he did Hunchback because i never really liked the others...and maybe he would have Helena play as Esmeralda. That would be interesting to see. :)

GrinReaper said...

helena's cleary gorgeous. even though people often said "oh no, she's in that new burton movie AGAIN" she always did her job more than well.
but I really can't imagine her as Esmeralda. in that case tim better thinks about casting someone else, I think^^