Wednesday, May 23, 2018

This Is Your Quasimodo Now

Oh my god, he's hideous! Look away look away! Children spill into the streets in fright and old men's hearts go tick tick boom from the unadulterated horror of this nightmare turned flesh, et cetera, et cetera. Or not, but I guess they're gonna try - Idris Elba has just signed on to direct and yes indeed star in a "modern retelling" of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix. I imagine there will be make-up involved in this process, but this is still an awful lot to burden make-up with - the most famous versions of this story starred Lon Chaney Sr. and Charles Laughton...

... neither of whom were really ever setting hearts a'flutter in the first place. But hey - stretch those (acting) muscles, Idris, by all means. This will mark Idris' second stab at directing - his film Yardie played at Sundance earlier this year.

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