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Idris Elba set to create a revamp of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix

Thursday, May 24th 2018 by Oprah Flash

He may have been busy attending the Royal Wedding recently but it’s back to the grindstone for Idris Elba who is set to star, direct and produce a contemporary adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix.

It will take the form of a Netflix Original feature film retelling Victor Hugo’s classic novel. Netflix says Elba’s modern version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame “will be a sonic and musical experience for which Elba will also produce the music.”

Netflix has been a bit hush hush about whether or not production is underway but we do know the screenplay will be written by Michael Mitnick (The Current War) and alongside the British actor and director, it will be produced by Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) for Automatik and Ana Garanito for Elba’s Green Door shingle.

We don’t know which part Idris Elba will play but we’re (I'm) already excited. This could be the gift you never thought you needed. Idris Elba in tights? Thank you very much, Netflix, this has cemented you on our Christmas list.

If you’re eager to get Idris Elba on your screen as soon as possible, you can catch him on Sky One, in a series he also stars in, produces and directs. It’s called In The Long Run and puts a comedic twist on Idris Elba’s childhood memories of growing up in East London in the 1980s.

30-day free trial

We don’t have much information about release dates for the revamped Hunchback of Notre Dame but in the meantime, Netflix offers a free 30-day trial so you can watch shows, films and documentaries for free for a month. After this, it costs £5.99 a month for the basic subscription and you can cancel at any time. For the standard package with HD streaming and the ability to watch it on two screens at one time, it’s £7.99 a month.

The premium package is £9.99 a month for Ultra HD and the ability to have four of the family or friends stream on a different screen at the same time. Top titles like Black Mirror, Suits and Stranger Things are all available to watch on the service, with new show releases announced each month.

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