‘Narcos’ Producer Creating TV Adaptation Of ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’

Deadline has an exclusive report that Gaumont, the production company behind Narcos and F Is For Family is working on adapting Gaston Leroux’s hit novel The Phantom of the Opera into a six-part TV series.

Writer, Anthony Horowitz is set to reimagine the story with the 1910 novel serving as the basis rather than Andrew Lloyd Weber’s wildly popular musical. The English-born novelist has plenty of writing credits under his belt including the Alex Rider series, The Diamond Brothers series, The Gatekeepers series, two Sherlock Holmes novels, and a slew more.

The Phantom of the Opera has been adapted for the screen a number of times including the 1925 silent movie which was directed by Rupert Julian and starred Lon Chaney as The Phantom. In 1998 the film was added to the United States National Film Registry, having been deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more updates on this project.

Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi created Comic Monsters in 2004 and eventually expanded the site in 2009 to Horror News Network. Born out his love for all aspects of horror, Rob still remains hardcore comic fan. You can keep up with him on Twitter @RobCaprilozzi.

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