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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.”

What do you think? Are you a fan of the musical? Does the idea of this grab you? Let us know below.

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She’s currently a co-host on Most Craved. She’s been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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