The Hunchback of Notre Dame Is the Latest Animated Disney Film to Get a Live-Action Remake
Fans of the 1996 film are getting a live-action remake of the Disney classic
The bells of Notre Dame are ringing louder than ever.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is getting a live-action remake, PEOPLE confirms.
The film will be produced by Mandeville Films and Frozen‘s Josh Gad. Alan Menken, who created the original score of the animated film, and Stephen Schwartz will compose the music while Tony-winning M. Butterfly playwright David Henry Hwang is attached to write.
While no casting decisions have been made, the remake will pull from the animated film as well as the Victor Hugo novel that was first published in 1831.
The animated version of the film was released by Disney in June 1996 and starred Tom Hulce as the voice of Quasimodo, Demi Moore as Esmeralda, Tony Jay as Claude Frollo, Kevin Kline as Phoebus and Jason Alexander as the gargoyle Hugo.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the most recent film to have a live-action in the works. Dumbo, The Lion King, Pinocchio and Mulan have all been announced as remakes, while Cinderella debuted in 2015 and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book was released in 2016.
It was quickly followed by Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson in 2017. Will Smith will portray the Genie in the live-action Aladdin, set to hit theaters in May.
Deadline first reported the news.
- with reporting by KARA WARNER