Producer Marc Platt confirmed today in an interview done with Film Divider that he plans to have a ‘Wicked’ adaptation hit theaters in 2016.
“It’s not set in stone. The process of developing that movie has begun, we’re working on it, and whether it makes 2016 or not, I’m not so sure. 2016 is the goal, but I don’t know whether we’ll make that goal or not. We will make the movie, but like I said, the bar is really high. We’re going to scrutinize our work on the screenplay and our prep on the movie, and when we feel like it’s ready, okay. We’re not going to shoot a release date is what I’m saying. It’s in the works, it’s not in a rush. It took 27 years to make ‘Into the Woods’ into a film from its original stage production, and 30 years with ‘Les Mis.’ Some things take time for a
Winne Holzman, who wrote the book for the musical, confirmed that she is working on a screenplay based on her work. The film will also be directed by Stphen Daldry