There have been a great many versions of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel The Phantom Of The Opera, and I enjoy most of them, even the musical, even though I don’t think there’s yet been one that betters the 1925 classic starring Lon Chaney. Back in the days when Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan were developing this “Dark Universe” for Universal, it was mentioned that their plans included a new take on the Leroux tale. However, as we all know, the Dark Universe plan crumbled, and there hasn’t been any talk of Universal doing anything with the Phantom since then.

However, ‘Deadline’ has revealed that Gaumont, the production company behind the Netflix series Narcos, is working with its writer Anthony Horowitz on a six-part TV mini-series version of The Phantom of the Opera. Horowitz is supposedly going back to the source for this one, making it a “reimagining” of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel. There’s never been a version that properly replicates the book even though some have come close, and this being called a “reimagining” leads me to believe that this one won’t either. But I’m very interested anyway……



Source: Arrow in the Head

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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