The Hunchback of Notre Dame (upcoming film)
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame|
|Produced by||Josh Gad|
|Written by||David Henry Hwang|
|Based on||The Hunchback of Notre-Dame|
by Victor Hugo
Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
|Music by||Alan Menken|
Walt Disney Pictures
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios|
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an upcoming American musical film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. Produced by Josh Gad, Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, and Don Hahn, and written by David Henry Hwang, the film is a live action remake of 1996 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which is itself based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo.
On July 28, 2017, Alan Menken expressed interest in working in a live-action adaptation of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, arguing that "[it] would make an amazing live-action musical". On January 16, 2019, it was reported that Walt Disney Pictures is developing a live-action remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with David Henry Hwang set to write the film, while Josh Gad, David Hoberman, and Todd Lieberman are set to produce, with Gad being possibly considered to play the film's title character, Quasimodo. The film will draw elements from both the animated film and Victor Hugo's novel.
In May 2020, Don Hahn, who produced the animated film, revealed that he will also serve as a producer in the remake. Hahn said that he wanted to approach the film in a way that can be appreciated by modern audiences, and that he wants the film to serve as a unique experince from the original film, similar to the stage adaptation.
Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who previously wrote the original film's songs, will write new songs for the remake, with Menken set to return to compose the score.
- "Alan Menken Hints At Live-Action HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Remake!". The DisInsider. July 28, 2017.
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