‘Wicked’ The Movie Coming Soon [UPDATE]

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Following the success of Disney’s Into The Woods movie, Broadway’s musical, Wicked, movie is coming soon.

Update: Jun 16, 2016 @ 2:08 PM: It’s official, Wicked movie is coming soon. Universal plans on releasing Wicked on December 20, 2019. After, nearly 9 years in development, Wicked live-action movie is coming soon. This should not come as a surprise. Globally, Wicked has earned $4 billion.

Published on Oct 26, 2015 @ 15:26: In a recent interview with Film DividerInto The Woods producer Mark Platt announced today that a movie version of the Broadway hit musical Wicked is currently in development with a planned 2016 release.

Here’s what Mark Platt had to say about the upcoming Wicked movie:

[A 2016 release date] 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 scrutinise 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 reason.

Platt produced the original Wicked Broadway production.

Platt announced that Winnie Holzmann, the writer for TV shows such as Huge and My So-Called Life is currently working on the movie script.

Wicked will also be directed by Stephen Daldry of Billy Elliot. 

In regards to casting, no official cast members have been announced yet.

Since Wicked hit Broadway it has been a major success. Over the past 12 years cast members including Kristin Chenoweth and Frozen breakout star Idina Menzel have entertained thousands of Wicked fans.

Wicked is the prequel to The Wizard of Oz and focuses on the early years of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. It recently became the 11th longest-running show on Broadway history and the play is still running to this day. It is also one of the highest earning plays in Broadway history.

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