Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Auteur Tim Burton and Josh Brolin (right) are talking about filming a new Hunchback of Notre Dame, (novel by Victor Hugo who also brought the world Les Miserables. [Never see the 1998 version of Les Mis!]

Josh Brolin (Brand in The Goonies, True Grit, No Country for Old Men, Jonah Hex, and will be Young K in the next and dreaded Men in Black III,) would play Quasimodo.

There's no news yet on which role Johnny Depp would play, (naturally we assume he'll be in it, along with the brilliant Helena Bonham Carter who may not be a perfect fit for Esmeralda....) so I'll leave the task of casting Depp up to us -

Here's a short list of characters Johnny Depp might fit. Where would you place him?

Claude Frollo
Frollo is a villainous and lustful priest who takes in Quasimodo and uses him to kidnap La Esmeralda.

Gringoire is a poet who gets all tangled up in the story. Throughout most the novel we follow him around Paris. Oh, and he kind of marries Esmeralda. He's a character, that's for sure. In fact, this one has my vote.

Unlike the animated Disney film's, the novel's Phoebus is a big, fat, jerk. He lusts after Esmeralda then leaves her to rot... literally. Geeze, you would think there were no other women in this town.

Clopin is king of the gypsies. He's more intimidating than the spectacular tenor in the Disney version, but only a little bit.

Djali is a goat.

1 comment:

  1. I think JD would be perfect for Clopin. Loved him as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, and I imagine he'd bring the same quirkiness from that to the role of Clopin. And he's my favorite character in the Disney version.

    And I agree. Pheobus is a jerk. I can't believe Esmerelda fell for him.