A film based on the popular book and musical Phantom of the opera is in development and will be turned into a modern psychological thriller. Gaston Leroux’s novel, The Phantom of the Opera, inspired the famous Broadway show, which has been running in theaters since 1986. It has become a well-known and beloved opera, popularized for its spectacular musical numbers, memorable characters, and doomed romance. It spawned a live-action film in 2004 starring Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler that later garnered two Oscar nominations. The book may have been published in 1910, but its lasting impact has never diminished.
Now Term reports that another movie based on the book is in development. This new movie will be called Ghost and it will be a modernized version of the story set in the contemporary London music scene. The photo is said to be a psychological thriller in the same vein as Black Swan Y Misery and will explore the dark and destructive romantic relationship originally depicted in Leroux’s novel. With this version of the story, the goal is not to romanticize the relationship, but to embrace the suspense and horror of it.
Famous music producer Scooter Braun and James Shin will create new songs by partnering with today’s top songwriters and music producers. This won’t be the kind of movie where the characters spontaneously start singing. Instead, the songs will come organically from within the story. Braun currently handles the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato, so expect high-profile talents to get involved. Phantom of the opera restart.
Bohemian RhapsodyAnthony McCarten will write the script. Denis O’Sullivan and Jeff Kalligheri of Compelling Pictures will serve as funders, while Scott Manson of SBP will serve as executive producer. McCarten said they already have a list of potential Grammy-nominated artists to work on. Ghost, so expect more developments soon.
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