Beauty and the Beast and Frozen Star Josh Gad has now offered a brief yet promising update on the live-action remake of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. Gad recently responded to a question from a fan on social media who asked what was wrong with the remake and whether it was postponed or canceled as so many projects were in the current global situation. Fortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
“Getting. Closer. And. Closer.”
Gad’s answer, though vague, at least suggests that things are moving in the right direction The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Josh Gad is slowly becoming synonymous with Disney thanks to several previous and upcoming roles in various projects. The actor and singer are already on board to produce a remake of the 1996 animated film, and possibly the star of the lucky title Quasimodo.
Based on the 1831 novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, Disney’s animated setting was published back in 1996 and is still considered one of the studio’s darker stories. If it’s been a while since you last watched The Hunchback of Notre DameThis description should bring back some disturbing, maybe even repressed memories.
“In 15th century Paris, the puppeteer Clopin tells the story of Quasimodo, the misshapen but gentle-souled ringtone of Notre Dame, who nearly was killed as a baby by Claude Frollo, the Justice Minister. Frollo, however, was forced by the archdeacon of Notre Dame to raise Quasimodo as his own. Now Quasimodo is a young man and is hidden from the world by Frollo in the cathedral bell tower. However, during the Festival of Fools, Quasimodo cheered his gargoyle friends Victor, Hugo and Laverne decided to join the celebrations, where he meets the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda and the handsome soldier Phoebus. The three face Frollo’s cruelty and his attempts to destroy the house of the gypsies, the court of miracles. And Quasimodo must desperately defend both Esmeralda and the Notre Dame Cathedral . “
A live action remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame was first announced about two years ago. The project should be inspired by the animated adventure and be closer to Hugo’s novel. The film won Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang for the remake, and legendary Alan Menken was on board to co-produce the music with Stephen Schwartz. No casting announcements have been made yet, but many suspect that Gad will be put on prostheses to play the deformed Notre Dame ringtone. Gad will produce alongside David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.
Gad clearly loves working with Disney and has several projects in the pipeline including this Honey, I’ve shrunk the kids Episode, Shrunknext to Rick Moranis. Gad will also play the role of LeFou in the Beauty and the Beast Prequel series about the main antagonist Gaston. The series will consist of six episodes of live action musical entertainment, featuring Beauty and the Beast Star Luke Evans will repeat the role of Gaston alongside Gad. This comes to us with the kind permission of Josh Gad’s official Twitter account.
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