A New Hunchback of Notre Dame?

Variety reports that Zhang Yimou is in talks to direct Quasimodo for Warner Bros., with Josh Brolin attached to star. Yimou is one of the great Chinese directors, having made Raise the Red Lantern, Hero and House of Flying Daggers. I can't wait to see what he does with this story, filmed many times of course. My favorite is the 1939 version with Charles Laughton as the hunchback and Maureen O'Hara as Esmeralda.

Check out the great "Sanctuary" scene from the 1939 film below. Laughton was an amazing Quasimodo: