Director for movie adaptation of Wicked revealed, producer says it could be out as early as 2016
The movie adaptation of hugely successful stage musical Wicked could be in cinemas as early as 2016 and will be directed by Stephen Daldry, the producer has revealed.
Speaking to Film Divider, producer Marc Platt has revealed that Daldry has been attached for "for a year or two" and that they were aiming to get the film out next year, but that could change.
He said: "[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, OK. We're not going to shoot a release date is what I'm saying."
He continued: "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."
Daldry has previously directed the likes of Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Readers. His new film Trash is due in cinemas at the end of the month.
Trash is a big-screen adaptation of Andy Mulligan's much acclaimed novel, the story centres on two trash-picking boys from the Rio slums who find a wallet will change their lives forever.
Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein feature in the cast for Trash, which has a script from Richard Curtis. You can see the trailer below.