Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
As cinematic classics Heathers and Rocky try their luck on the stage, two beloved stage musicals are eyeing a leap to the big screen. The long-awaited Wicked adaptation is reportedly “gearing up,” while Spring Awakening aims to get going later this year with McG at the helm. (Nope, not an April Fool’s joke.) Hit the jump for the latest updates on these movie musicals.
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Terminator Salvation is gearing up to hit theaters in this summer, and director McG is beginning to add a bunch of potential projects to his plate: the already announced Terminator Salvation sequel, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Captain Nemo and an action/thriller titled Dead Spy Rising.
One more movie to add to the list is a big screen adaptation of the Broadway rock musical Spring Awakening. McG is in talks to develop the movie with the original books and lyrics writer Steven Sater. McG would also produce with his production company, Wonderland Sound and Vision. The project is not yet set up at any studio, but Warner Bros has a first-look at any of McG’s Wonderland projects.
The musical is based on the controversial 1891 German play of the same title, which was banned in Germany due to its portrayal of masturbation, abortion, rape and suicide. Set in late-nineteenth century Germany, the story follows a group of teenagers who are discovering the “inner and outer tumult of sexuality.” Winner of 8 Tony-Awards including Bst Musical 2007. After the jump, I’ve also included the official plot synopsis and the music video for the song “Bitch of Living” to give you a better idea of tghe tone and sound of the stage production.
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