It’s been announces that Universal is adding Hunchback and Phantom to their own Universal Universe monster movie franchise a.k.a Dark Universe. In case you don’t know it’s Universal answer to the in-universe movies like Marvel and DC. This news comes out days before The Mummy hits theaters.
The 1923 version of Hunchback and 1925 version of Phantom were the movies that kicked off the monster crave but they are a little different than the other movies. For one thing they are not supernatural creatures who are “monsters.” They are both deform dude who fall in love. We can only speculate as to what direction the movies take them.
Personally I have seen at thee other Hunchback movies fail to get off the ground or in development hell. So until there is more information I won’t get too excited but it’s hard not to has there hasn’t been a major Hunchback movie since 1999 if you want to count the French parody. And if you don’t since Disney’s 1996 movie.
Considering the studio and the in-universe movies set-up, this will very likely get made, unless The Mummy tanks at the Box-office. No word on when it will be release so that Max Ryan version could come out first. IMDB still says its in pre-production but IMDB isn’t reliable. RIP Josh Brolin’s Jazzy version.
Also I like Phantom too.