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Tim Burton and Josh Brolin working on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 28th, 2011

Despite what one may think about director Tim Burton, it appears as though he’s finally found a project to be more than a little bit excited about.

According to THR, Burton will be teaming with actor Josh Brolin for a new take on The Hunchback of Notre Dame for WB.

The film will be penned by Kieran and Michele Mulroney, who are currently awaiting the release of the forthcoming SHERLOCK HOLMES sequel, which the duo penned. The story follows a bell-ringer of the Notre Dame cathedral who ultimately follows for the stunning gypsy Esmeralda.

Written in 1831 by Victor Hugo, the novel has seen various big screen takes, ranging from silent films like the first adaptation, 1905’s ESMERALDA, and even animated films like the still fantastic Disney adaptation.

All of this taken into account, the film is very much in the early stages of development, as Burton is busy working on DARK SHADOWS, so it remains to be seen just when we’ll start hearing more about this project. Personally, I adore this news. Burton hasn’t had an interesting film under his belt in years, and this truly fits that bill. Brolin is a great actor, and one that could really do wonders in this role.  ll in all, this is one project that can’t get here fast enough.

What do you think?

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