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ParamountCould 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' become the next 'Pirates of the Caribbean?' Paramount hopes so.

The studio has snagged an original pitch that mixes traditional aspects of the classic 'Hunchback' tale with slick Hollywood action-adventure storytelling.

First-time screenwriters Willie Block and Jake Emmanuel are behind the pitch, which is said to be in the vein of the hugely popular 'Pirates' film series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ParamountCould 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' become the next 'Pirates of the Caribbean?' Paramount hopes so.

The studio has snagged an original pitch that mixes traditional aspects of the classic 'Hunchback' tale with slick Hollywood action-adventure storytelling.

First-time screenwriters Willie Block and Jake Emmanuel are behind the pitch, which is said to be in the vein of the hugely popular 'Pirates' film series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It's hard to say how much the proposed picture would have in common with Victor Hugo's original 'Hunchback' novel, published in 1831, or any of its many film adaptations, including Disney's hit 1996 animated feature. Producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian of Di Bonaventura Pictures are keeping the plot details secret.

But here's some info that might give you a sense of how the flick might turn out. The last two movies Di Bonaventura and Vahradian produced together were Angelina Jolie's upcoming shoot-em-up 'Salt' and Michael Bay's 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.'