This one hurts!
Disney fans were thrilled when the news broke about a live-action remake of the beloved animated film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This iconic tale, set against the backdrop of the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, has captured the hearts of millions since its release in 1996. Now, with news that this highly anticipated live-action adaptation was in the works, fans were eager to see their favorite characters come to life on the big screen once again.
Is ‘Hunchback’ Dead in the Water?
For the past few years, Disney has been happily making tons of money creating live-action versions of some of their beloved Disney animated films. Fans were flocking to the theatre to see the live-action versions of movies like The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and more.
It seemed that Disney had the perfect system down: take a certified hit movie, attach some big-name actors, add a few new songs, and BOOM! Disney is making some sweet, sweet money.
Unfortunately, fans are beginning to get tired of this endless cycle. Despite a stacked cast and a massive marketing budget, Disney’s The Little Mermaid remake failed to surpass the $1 billion mark it wanted to. Now, it is rumored that Disney is stepping back from numerous live-action projects, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Bob Iger’s Personal Dislike of ‘Hunchback’ May Mean Its Demise
According to recent rumors, Disney has scrapped the remake of Hunchback, which was set to star actor Josh Gad. Apparently, Disney CEO Bob Iger’s personal distaste for the film is a major reason why the project is being abandoned.
Disney’s live-action ‘THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME’ remake is rumoured to have been scrapped.
Disney CEO Bob Iger is not a fan of the original and doesn’t consider the remake a top priority.
— One Take News (@OneTakeNews) August 4, 2023
This news is devastating for some fans, but many others are actually feeling relieved to see this one go away. Clearly, Disney needs to slow down to pace on there live-action movies!