Disney is pushing ahead with yet another live-action version of one of its classic films. The movie giant’s latest live-action remake will be for The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The movie is said to be based on the 1831 Victor Hugo book and Disney’s 1996 animated film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new movie is being written by playwright David Henry Hwang, while the music is coming from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. They picked up Oscar nominations for the music they wrote for the 1996 film.
Actor Josh Gad is producing the new Hunchback movie. According to THR, the Hunchback film is “not currently a priority” for Disney, but it’s unclear why that is. It might be that Disney’s live-action slate is already quite stuffed. In 2019, Disney will release live-action versions of Aladdin, The Lion King, and Dumbo. After that, the company will put out live-action takes on Mulan and Lady and the Tramp.
In other Disney live-action movie news, the Pinocchio movie recently suffered a setback with director Paul King dropping out.