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.
I think one reason, is because Disney’s adaptation was controversial and not very marketable and nowadays the most marketable rating in “PG-13”. It’s edgy but can still have action figures marketed toward the kid crowd. It’s got to be something palatable, for the tween/teen crowd, yet be marketable to the young kids. NDDP/HoND doesn’t typically fit that mold. It’s an odd story, for Hollywood-everyone wants to do it because it’s dark/emotional/controversial…etc, but it’s just not what general audiences want to see…because of those same reasons. But good or bad, at this point, it could be the Max Ryan adaptation with The Figment and The Giant and I’d be happy; I’d be screaming at the screen, but I’d be happy.
The main reason I noticed the cat in Disney’s adaptation, was lack of sleep due to finals. The cat appears during the opening, as the camera pans through the streets of Paris. I had to rewind the video, just to be sure. Is there an adaptation, which doesn’t have a cat?
Honestly, I don’t care whose adaptation gets made first…it’s been roughly 20 years and we NEED a new adaptation! It’ll be a bonus if there are jazzy, CGI cats. Why is this one of those stories, that everyone seems to want to tell but doesn’t show up on film? On an odder note, if you watch the opening of the Disney adaptation closely, there actually is a cat.
Agreed, good or bad I just want a new movie version of Hunchback.
I think one reason everyone wants this movie, and I could be wrong, is just that Quasimodo is such an attractive role to play as it’s physically and emotionally demanding. And maybe a reason why it hasn’t been made recently is that a period movie that doesn’t involve royals, wars or a famous real-life figure might be a hard sell for a studio. I’m probably wrong.
I never noticed that cat before now, mind blown. Hunchback needs more cats.