Idris Elba To Helm New Adaptation of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' With Netflix
Elba will be director, producer, star, and music director, is there anything he can't do?
We all remember the Disney childhood classic film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the dark, romantic animated film based off of the novel written by French author Victor Hugo. For Idris Elba to be at the wheel of yet another film adaptation of the classic novel is a welcome surprise.
The actor is set to produce and star in the film, and he's also producing the soundtrack. Idris will take on the role of protagonist Quasimodo.
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It's hard to believe the actor is human with all that he has going on right now. He is also the creator, executive producer, and lead actor in several other film and TV projects. The untitled adaptation will be yet another major project with Netflix alongside his series, Turn Up Charlie, which is currently in pre-production.
As reported by Hollywood Reporter, Elba will be working with screenwriter Michael Mitnick (The Giver, The Current War) on the production. Although plot details remain sparse, a quick examination of Mitnick's writing shows that the film will likely deal with themes about identity, love and hope with societal commentary like many of his other works, and we're guessing the film will have a fresh, modern take with Elba being involved.
Although Elba can do nearly all things, one big question remains: is he going to pass as Quasimodo?
Guess we'll have to wait and see.