We’re getting a Phantom of the Opera mini-series from French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) and writer Tony Krantz. This isn’t going to be based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical (thank goodness). This is a reimagining of the Gaston Leroux novel which inspired it. It will be set in the Jazz Age, in 1919 against a backdrop of the Paris Peace Conference, according to Deadline.
Here is more info on the plot, which actually sounds pretty cool. “The story centers on a British World War I fighter pilot with burns covering half of his body. He finds himself at the center of a string of murders that threatens to embroil the city’s gathered world leaders. The “opera” in this re-imagining is an opera house that is home to the hottest nightclub in Paris — think Studio 54 — whose American Josephine Baker-esque headliner finds herself in the cross hairs of the serial killer.”
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