Funny story, I posted the screenrant article but in the span of 10 minutes from me finding the article (which was an hour old when I got my daily google alert) to me posting it on Facebook, it got removed but I did find this denofgeek article which says pretty much the same thing. Here is a screenshot just prove the screenrant article was on googlenews.
So here we are with Brolin back with his Quasimodo vanity project.
Apparently the point of contention was the choice of director. Zhang Yimou, who directed Hero, House of Flying Daggers and The Great Wall, was not approved by the studio and the project just fizzed out. That’s the story.
Brolin hopes to make the movie bigger than before which a weird thing to say given the director he picked originally but sure whatever let’s go with what Brolin says. I hope it will still be “jazzy” like he intimated years ago.
However according to the denofgeeks article this project is still in limbo, so let’s not get too excited.
Also, also there was a weird tidbit in the screenrant article, which you can’t read BUT did exist, in that article there was mention of Mark Ruffalo being linked to a live-action version of the Disney version. And here is the article on that,
It just speculation. Though oddly that Esmeralda POV project is getting mentions in these articles.
Anyway all this “news” is just speculation. Until there is more information don’t except a new version unless it’s the Dinklage/Dance version or the Hollander version. Those projects are too recent to be dead yet, maybe.