Is another Broadway hit about to make it onto the big screen? Blockbuster musical Wicked has been in talks for a film adaptation for several years, but nothing was confirmed due to on-and-off interest in the project until recently. Composer Stephen Schwartz shared some good news with Vulture at the opening night of Wicked alumna Idina Menzel‘s If/Then: “We’re starting to do some work on it. We’ve actually started gearing up on it a little bit.” Although the Wizard of Oz prequel is one step closer to a feature film adaptation, no dates have been set yet. “I don’t know exactly how many years away it is,” Schwartz admitted. The composer, who’s worked on the Tony-winning musical ever since its 2003 debut, is still contemplating just how similar the film adaptation will be to the Broadway version. “What are we going to change?” he speculated. “What are we going to keep? How do you use a whole new language and medium to tell the story? [We can] really look at it again and say, ‘Oh, we can do this, and we’ve always wanted to do that and we couldn’t onstage, but we can in a movie.’ We’re actually having a blast.” ~Yara Matar
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