“The Phantom of the Opera”: Universal develops a contemporary adaptation of the classic work

According to Deadline, Universal Pictures is developing a contemporary adaptation of the classic “Phantom of the Opera”, titled “Phantom”.

John Fusco will be responsible for the script.

The project is described as a contemporary adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s book, published in 1910. The new film will be set in New Orleans.

“In the sultry nightlife of modern New Orleans, the world of jazz, R&B, neo-soul and funk,” Fusco told the website. “The French Quarter, where New Orleans is not only known as the most haunted city in America, but the music, French Creole culture, voodoo mystique, the splendor of Mardi Gras, have simply lent themselves to adaptation. nature of the Parisian setting., and a story that has revenge, unrequited love and mystery.

Harvey Mason Jr, John Legend and Mike Jackson will be the producers.

New information should be published soon.

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