There are 19 planned Disney Live action Movies planned so far and gotta say some are weird concepts. Here’s a list or you can watch the video here
- The Lion King
- The Sword in the Stone
- Prince Charming (looks at the archtype)
- Genie (Aladdin Prequel)
- Winnie the Pooh
- Little Mermaid
- Peter Pan
- Tinker bell
- James and the Giant Peach (rumored)
- The Jungle Book 2
- Maleficent 2
- Chernabog (humanizing the demon who controls the dead)
- Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
- Rose Red ( about Snow White’s sister)
These movies join the group of Live action Disney remakes, which is their new favorite trend as it’s easy to capitalize on. While there are more than a few titles missing from the list, Hunchback is missing. Am I surprised? Not really. Do I wish they were making a live action version of Hunchback? Hellfire yes! Aside from the new musical, the landscape of Hunchback is barren. Got a little from the new Beauty and the Beast version but since then nothing.
So why isn’t Disney going to make a Live Action Hunchback? It makes more sense than a live action Lion King or sequel to Jungle Book. The reason why they won’t is money, pure and simple. Hunchback of Notre Dame was not a money marker for Disney. Sure, it made its budget back but only barely and it was not a toy seller. I would hazard a guess that since there doesn’t appear to be the same amount of nostalgic love for the movie that can be easy quantified like with money, Disney assumes the fanbase isn’t there and there is no need for a remake.
On the flip-side, Disney might want to consider making a remake. Hunchback always seemed a little out of step with other family friend movies and yet the parts of the Hunchback that were the most Disney-esque were the most hated parts (the gargoyles). A remake would give the company a chance to retcon the parts of Hunchback that REALLY worked and fixed parts that brought the movie down. It could be combined in part with the new musical or just follow the book a little more closely.
Do I think Disney will ever make a Hunchback live action remake? Maybe, wouldn’t completely rule it out but it won’t for a long while if ever.Follow thehunchblog