Hopefully they can get moving on this quickly, so producers can get going on a Rambo musical next! LOLz!
After hearing that The Weinsteins are adapting basically every movie they ever made into Broadway plays, it sadly doesn't come as a major surprise to us that Sylvester Stallone has assembled a team to put together a musical adaptation of his 1976 Best Picture winner Rocky.
Looks like the Rocky team plans to launch the musical in Germany in fall 2012, and then they're hoping to bring it to Broadway by Spring 2013.
Here's what book writer Thomas Meehan had to say about the project:
"It’s been a long gestation period, but it’s come to be a work that we’re really proud of. There was some worry early on — could we really make a musical out of a boxing picture? Could you make Rocky sing and dance? But when we did the reading, people were very impressed, and we’re going forward."
"At first I thought, all the world needs is a Rocky musical. But then I looked at the film. I thought it had beautiful construction and such high emotion, and it was a natural musical: There is a David and Goliath story, a Cinderella story, a love story between two outcasts. It’s less about boxing than about finding self-respect and finding your soul mate."
Sorry Thomas, but we're skeptical about this one!
While we're completely stretching it with our movie-to-musical adaptations, maybe they should make a Broadway musical version of Pearl Harbor next! At least there's already a song about that movie in Team America. Ha!
Will U go see the Rocky musical when/if it makes its way to Broadway?
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: boxing, cinderella, david and goliath, germany, musical, pearl harbor, rambo, rocky, team america, thomas meehan, weinsteins