Screen Junkies » Wicked http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:13:02 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Salma Hayek Heads Up ‘Wicked’ Adaptation for ABC http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/salma-hayek-heads-up-wicked-adaptation-for-abc/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/salma-hayek-heads-up-wicked-adaptation-for-abc/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:54:53 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14985 Because if there's one thing the entertainment world is lacking, it's television adaptations of bestselling fantasy novels.

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If there’s one thing the entertainment world is lacking, it’s television adaptations of bestselling fantasy novels. Thank god Salma Hayek is here to correct this grand oversight. She’s now reportedly spearheading an effort to adapt Gregory McGuire’s Wicked into an eight-hour miniseries on ABC. The book, which spawned a wildly successful Broadway adaptation in 2003, follows a slew of key characters from The Wizard of Oz through adolscense and early adulthood, focusing specifically on the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West. No news yet on whether Hayek will play a role in the series, but “Band on Brothers” scribe Erik Jendersen has already signed on to pen the script. Also notable is the fact that the series won’t be a musical, which means you can watch it without experiencing that sinking feeling in your stomach that indicates your testosterone supply is shutting itself off in preparation for a sex change. (Deadline)

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JJ Abrams Takes Meeting to Discuss ‘Wicked’ Film Adaptation http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jj-abrams-takes-meeting-to-discuss-wicked-film-adaptation/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jj-abrams-takes-meeting-to-discuss-wicked-film-adaptation/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Seeing dollar signs in all things faaaaaaabulous, Universal is moving forward with a film adaptation of the Broadway musical hit Wicked. The movie will take the Wicked Witch of the West back to high school, where she is terrorized by the popular Glinda the Good Witch.The studio is taking meetings with a few directors, ranging from the awesome to the willing to make this kind of movie. First up, The potential directors are JJ Abrams, James Mangold, Rob Marshall, and "Glee's" Ryan Murphy. I really don't see Abrams hopping aboard this one due to his busy schedule of not sucking. The other three seem more well-suited for the material, given their experience with bringing musicals to film. I did notice that Universal has seemed to overlook Adam Shankman. He's probably sitting somewhere crying his eyes out over this snub. But in all fairness, he cries while watching "The Bachelorette." (Deadline)

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Seeing dollar signs in all things faaaaaaabulous, Universal is moving forward with a film adaptation of the Broadway musical hit Wicked. The movie will take the Wicked Witch of the West back to high school, where she is terrorized by the popular Glinda the Good Witch.

The studio is taking meetings with a few directors, ranging from the awesome to the willing to make this kind of movie. First up, The potential directors are JJ Abrams, James Mangold, Rob Marshall, and "Glee’s" Ryan Murphy. I really don’t see Abrams hopping aboard this one due to his busy schedule of not sucking. The other three seem more well-suited for the material, given their experience with bringing musicals to film. I did notice that Universal has seemed to overlook Adam Shankman. He’s probably sitting somewhere crying his eyes out over this snub. But in all fairness, he cries while watching "The Bachelorette." (Deadline)

 

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