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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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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 ...
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Adam Fogelson, the former chairman of Universal Pictures, is joining the new movie studio led by producer Robert Simonds. ...
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Adam Fogelson to join Robert Simonds studio

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In another coup, the new film and television studio led by Robert Simonds has named the former Universal Pictures chairman as its new char ...
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Former Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has been tapped as chairman of the motion picture group at Robert Simonds’ Next Gen Studio. Fogelson, a film biz vet who headed Universal Pictures from October 2009 to last fall, will oversee all aspects of the motion picture group at Simonds’ studio, including production, mar ...
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Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout Inks 3-Year Deal with Universal

Sep 2 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Variety

Alex Kurtzman’s newly-formed production company Secret Hideout has inked a three-year production deal with Universal Pictures. Jeb Brody, current Focus Features president of production, and Bobby Cohen, current president of K/O Paper Products, will join Secret Hideout. Kim Rosen, a former development executive for K/O will serve as the ...
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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 series for. ...
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Orci & Kurtzman to Produce New Vampire Lestat Movies

Aug 8 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: ign

Some of Anne Rice's books have already been translated to the big screen, but it looks like more adaptations are on the way. Universal Pictures has acquired movie rights for The Vampire Chronicles series by Rice for Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek) will have producer roles, and Bobby Cohen is on board as executive producer, according to Variety. The ...
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Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Takes Flight at Universal

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Universal Pictures has acquired movie rights to Anne Rice’s novels in “The Vampire Chronicles” series for Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are on board to produce. The deal — announced Thursday — includes the adapted screenplay for “Tale of the Body Thief” written by Rice’s son, author Christopher Ri ...
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