Wicked, The Movie? Here's What the Producer Has to Say 6 years ago

Wicked, The Movie? Here's What the Producer Has to Say

It's one of the biggest Broadway sensations in recent memory, but the movie version of Wicked is still "a number of years down the line".

Producer Marc Platt discussed the planned adaptation in an interview with Coming Soon.

Speaking to the publication, he said there was no rush to get a version of the musical on screen, as the stage show is still attracting so many new and returning fans.

He said:"The movie of Wicked is still a number of years down the line."

"We've just started its development, because the show's still so strong with eight or nine companies around the world.

"That's coming in the future. That's why I haven't been in a hurry, because it works so well on stage and audiences are enjoying it.
"It's not a timely story, it's a timeless [story], so I've been very sanguine to let folks explore it theatrically and when we're ready we'll make a movie."

Leading Actress in a Musical Idina Menzel (left) shares a br

The stage show is based on Gregory Maguire's take on the backstory of Wizard of Oz characters The Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the East, before Dorothy's arrival in Oz.

Featuring songs like Defying Gravity, Popular and For Good, the original Broadway production debuted with musical stalwarts Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth in the leading roles.

The show is currently the 11th longest-running in Broadway history.