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Wicked movie coming 'sooner rather than later'

Wicked movie coming 'sooner rather than later'

Feb 21 2013, 10:14am CST | by

'Wicked' will hit the big screen ''sooner rather than later''. Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has insisted a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical - which is also owned by the film...

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Wicked movie coming 'sooner rather than later'

Feb 21 2013, 10:14am CST | by

'Wicked' will hit the big screen ''sooner rather than later''.

Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has insisted a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical - which is also owned by the film studio - is still in the works and a top priority for the company.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: '''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.

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

The 'Wicked' musical - which is based on Gregory Maguire's novel, 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West' and serves as a prequel to 'The Wizard of Oz' - has entertained fans for nearly 10 years on Broadway in the US and in London's West End in Britain.

The colourful production tells the tale of the unlikely friendship between Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

While 'Wicked' awaits the big screen treatment, the fantasy world of Oz - which was most famously captured in 1939's 'The Wizard of Oz' starring Judy Garland - will next be seen on film in Disney's 'Oz the Great and Powerful' which will be released in March. That film stars James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis.

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Universal acquires rights to Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles'

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More vampires could be headed to the big screen. EW has confirmed that Universal Pictures acquired the rights to Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles ...
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Jul 20 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: Coming Soon

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Universal, Blumhouse Extend To Decade-Long Production Pact

Jul 20 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: Deadline

In the wake of another strong finish for a Blumhouse genre film, The Purge: Anarchy, Universal Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions have made a new 10-year first-look production agreement. This will include Blumhouse partnerships NBCUniversal businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. Blumhouse will bring its Sinister franchise to Focus Features, making Universal home to three of the company’s most profitable micro-budget franchises includi ...
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