When it comes down to it, who can really resist the news that Sylvester Stallone is turning Rocky into a stage musical? It’s such unexpected news, such wonderfully weird news, that I couldn’t help myself and started to wonder: What other movie classics would we happily see reincarnated as all-singing, all-dancing theater experiences?
The success of Glee has pushed other television networks into considering launching their own musicals, and ABC is going all-out for their version, tapping an Oscar winning composer to come up with 2-3 original songs on a weekly basis.
Worried that director Sam Mendes won’t have anything to do now that his Bond movie seems to be permanently delayed? Don’t be; he’s apparently got the Golden Ticket to capitalize on Glee‘s revival of the musical genre.