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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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NBCUniversal Sets Growing Broadway Ventures Under Entertainment President Robert Greenblatt

Oct 7 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Just a few weeks after the Disney Company roared that The Lion King had become the highest-grossing entertainment of all time, NBCUniversal today announced that Robert Greenblatt, president of NBC Entertainment, will oversee the company's live-theater division, Universal Stage Productions. Jimmy Horowitz, Universal Pictures President, will “continue to run” USP, while expanding its reach into NBCUni properties throughout film, TV and digital. Chris Herzbe ...
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NBC’s Robert Greenblatt to Oversee Universal’s Expanding Stage Division

Oct 7 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Variety

Robert Greenblatt, the NBC Entertainment chairman who is also one of the producers of Broadway Tony winner “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” has added oversight of NBCUniversal’s stage division to his portfolio of NBCU duties. Universal Pictures president Jimmy Horowitz, who will continue to lead Universal Sta ...
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Adam Fogelson to head film group at Robert Simonds' new studio

Sep 25 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: la times

Adam Fogelson, the former chairman of Universal Pictures, has been tapped to run the movie division of the new film and television studio founded by producer Robert Simonds. The hire elevates the profile of a fledgling venture that doesn't have a name yet but boasts $1 billion ...
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