At San Diego Comic Con today Deadline revealed that there have been developments in the negotiations of both Wicked and Jersey Boys coming to the big screen. According to Deadline, Universal is in talks with director Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredible Close, Billy Elliot) for the screen adaptation of Wicked and Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens) is in negotiations to direct Jersey Boys. Not much is know about the Wicked film yet, but Deadline goes on to discuss the scene adaptation of Jersey Boys saying
John Logan has written the latest draft of the script for Jersey Boys: The Story Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons after book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote the script. That project has been a high priority since it was acquired by GK Films’ Graham King and Tim Headington, who are producing with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio serving as executive producers.
It is still in the very early stages, but we will keep you up to date in the months to come with news about the Wicked film. With recent film adaptations of musicals such as Mama Mia, Hairspray, and the upcoming Les Miserables the genre seems to be on an upward trend. What do you expect from the Wicked adaptation?