Get ready for yet another animated fave reboot. Recent rumors started swirling about a live-action remake Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame…and it looks like they’re true! So what do we know about the remake of this powerhouse from Disney’s ’90s animated renaissance?
According to reports from Deadline, Josh Gad—the actor and voice of Frozen’s Olaf—and Mandeville Films are set to produce the remake. And Gad isn’t the only famous name tied to the soon-to-be live-action production. Both Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz will write the music, having worked on the OG Hunchback.
Even though Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a musical, it will still have plenty of dialogue. Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang is reportedly writing the script. The reboot may have elements of both the original 1996 Disney hit and the 1831 Victor Hugo novel.
While Disney is releasing a slew of live-action remakes of now-iconic animated classics in the foreseeable future (including Aladdin, The Lion King, Pinocchio, Mulan and Dumbo), there’s no production or release date for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Along with little info on the film’s debut, the cast is also still TBD.
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