Paramount Pictures to Develop HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Action Adventure Film
Paramount Pictures recently bought a pitch from two newbie screenwriters by the names of Willie Block and Jake Emanuel for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. THR reports that this was an "original pitch", but The Hunchback of Nortre Dame is hardly an original idea. Apparently this is a high-concept action adventure story that mixes original ideas with the framework of the traditional Hunchback of Notre Dame story.
The idea is described as being in the same vein of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, but of course its plotline is being kept secret by the films producers, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian of Di Bonaventura Pictures, where the concept was originally born. The plotline is hardly a secret though. My guess is, if you know the story of The Hunchback of Notre Dame then you pretty much get the basic idea of what the film will be about, just a lot more action packed. Maybe it will even be set in modern day.
I don't know, maybe it's just me, but just because you throw more action into a classic story doesn't make the story more original. What do you think?