There are some stories out there that the film industry will always come back to, find a way to retell, and rake in the profits (hence Gnomeo and Juliet and the upcoming Beastly). One of these stories is Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Hell, the first version of the story came all the way back in 1905 with Alice Guy and Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset's short film Esmeralda. Well guess what? We're getting another one.

Variety reports that Josh Brolin - of all people - is now developing a new version of the story over at Warner Bros with plans to star. Even stranger, the studio is seeing it as a possible film for Tim Burton, though he hasn't yet been attached. The script is being written by Kieran and Michele Mulroney based on an idea by Brolin, though the exact details are being kept under wraps.

While I must say that I like the idea of Brolin doing a version of this story, I really don't want Burton to get involved. The guy has spent far too many years developing unoriginal stories now and it is time for him to get back to his roots, making movies like Edward Scissorhands and Beetle Juice. As we learn more about this project, we'll be sure to share it with you.

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