Thursday, June 16, 2016

That Popular Wicked Musical Is Finally Getting A Movie Adaptation And Even Has A Far Off Release Date

We as human beings always grapple with the future. It comes toward us like a ceaseless thundercloud full of worries. Will our future be full of medical problems we cannot escape? Can we grapple with the time when our loved ones begin to vanish from this Earth at a substantially increased pace? And now a new query about our uncertain future can hover all of our collective heads for a good four years; will that Wicked movie be good or even end up getting made?

Yes, the long in development Wicked motion picture is finally happening. Today Universal penciled a movie adaptation of Wicked for a December 20, 2019 release. This project has been gestating for ages, 12 years to be exact. Stephen Daldry (who directed Billy Elliot, The Reader and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close) got attached to the feature back in 2012 and now it appears that the 13-year-old Broadway musical will finally hit movie theaters. I actually got the chance to see the musical for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it and am curious to see how it would translate to the stage. Hopefully Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth reprise their roles from the stage show and words can't describe how intrigued I am to see how Defying Gravity is translated to the silver screen.

Considering how massive this musical has been in its stage incarnation, this long-anticipated film adaptation has a good shot at being very......popular with audiences, wouldn't you say?

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