Originally, where is it? Nowadays, there are more remakes and re-imaginings than ever in Hollywood cinema. Ideas are simply being transported to different vehicles of the visual arts. It isn’t surprising if a book becomes the muse of a surprise hit film, but what about comics and motion pictures?
Here are three productions we can not wait to see make a splash—wherever they may land—on the silver screen or a proscenium stage:
Pedro Almodovar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown—one of Mexican cinema’s finest—gets a Broadway face lift by indie songwriter David Yazbek and characters get ready to belt it on the fly in a new musical adaptation! With an amazing cast that includes Tony Award winners Patti LuPone (Evita, Gypsy), Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott (Everyday Rapture, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) will bewitch and bemuse us in the kitsch comedic classic that helped put Mexico on the silver screen atlas.
Tyler Perry breaks character, avoiding the harsh realities of his faith-based possessory credit tinsel town whippersnappers and decides to direct his own Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. Enter the Ntozake Shange-penned For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Shortened to For Colored Girls, the big-budget film stars Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg, dance-pop icon Janet Jackson, NAACP Image Award pin-up Kimberly Elise, BAFTA winner Thandie Newton, and Broadway legends Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose, in what is sure to be an Oscar-worthy blockbuster. However, will the dramatic motion picture magic be the typical Tyler Perry God-fearing Christian minstrel hajj or will it be an escape and get the root of something deeper?
Get your silly strings ready! After spawning a gigantic film franchise that includes toys, posters, lunchboxes, a blueprint that paved a way for the Iron Man franchise and credits for the real folk’s blues underbelly reboot of Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise, Broadway brings the first Spider-Man film to the stage.