‘Wicked’ to get movie adaptation sooner rather than later

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It would seem that Universal are keen to get going on a movie adaptation of the popular broadway musical Wicked, which is yet another prequel to The Wizard of Oz.

In a recent interview for Hollywood Reporter Adam Fogelson the chairman of Universal Pictures revealed that a movie adaptation of ‘Wicked’ remains a priority with the studio and is yet to be given a green light.

“Wicked has been an enormous win for this company. The way it works, we should be in agreement together on when the right time to do this is,” Fogelson said.

“But I will tell you I believe that we are collectively moving toward Wicked coming to the screen sooner rather than later.”

It was rumored last year that Stephen Daldry, who directed Billy Elliot, had been targeted to direct the movie.

Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked is a Wizard Of Oz prequel focusing on the early relationship between Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch.

 

Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of scifipulse.net. A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.

 

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