During an interview with Elaine Paige, on Elaine Paige on Sunday, Stephen Schwartz gave an update on the highly anticipated film adaptation of his smash-hit musical Wicked.

Schwartz commented:

“There will be a movie of Wicked, I can say that definitely. When that movie will be, I can’t say. We are still in the process of working on the screenplay.

The amazing British director Stephen Daldry is going to be directing it… He’s so great… we’ve been working together with Winnie Holzman…

But really trying to come fresh to the material, right how do you tell the story as a movie and don’t be trapped by things you’ve done on the stage.

Some things that happen on stage are not going to translate to film but there are so many things you can do on film, that you can’t do on stage.

So, you know just trying to work out how to tell the story, obviously keeping the elements of it that the audience is going to want to see, the songs they’re going to want to hear.

But really, not just pick up a show and turn a camera on it.”

Schwartz concluded by saying “It’s so exciting to be able to tell a story that one is passionate about, in a different medium.”

Super exciting! ! !

I know it’s frustrating to wait longer but I’m glad they’re not rushing it and really taking their time to get it right.

Thoughts? X x x

Source – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000d7ly

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