January 23, 2020 at 12:36 pm #1203300627
“Producers of the hit Broadway show announced today that the Tony-nominated production is being adapted for the big screen for Paramount Pictures. The musical is based on the 2004 movie of the same name.
“I’m very excited to bring ‘Mean Girls’ back to the big screen,’ Tina Fey, who wrote the film and stage production, said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”January 23, 2020 at 1:03 pm #1203300678
Will they be rewriting the songs? Because…woofJanuary 23, 2020 at 1:48 pm #1203300732
I’ll take “Movie Adaptations That Shouldn’t Exist” for $1000, Alex.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 23, 2020 at 2:06 pm #1203300765
This is an absolutely terrible idea. The musical is painfully average, having way less bite and freshness when compared to the original film. And yeah, the soundtrack is garbage. It’s ridiculously generic an uncatchy numbers, made up of unfunny and sometimes Just straight up dumb lyrics. The score’s so bad, I remember hearing several people thinking it wouldn’t even get nominated, even though there were only like five contenders in the category that year (and ultimately five nominees). I’m really disappointed that this is getting the cinematic treatment. If they really wanted to get this show seen by a wider audience, then they should’ve just made a professional tale of it and have it broadcast that way. I literally just don’t see how it would benefit from being a movie.January 23, 2020 at 2:09 pm #1203300767
No one is asking for this movie to be made. I doubt even the biggest fan of the original film wants this to happen.January 23, 2020 at 2:30 pm #1203301012
Tina Fey is for sure having a creative crisis of this is the best she can come up with.January 23, 2020 at 2:47 pm #1203301044
Hollywood is hitting a new low point in this era of sequels, spinoffs and adaptations. A film adaptation of a theater adaptation of a film, all made by the same person within less than two decades?January 23, 2020 at 3:28 pm #1203301359
Tina Fey is for sure having a creative crisis of this is the best she can come up with.
Agreed. It’s been awhile since Fey has done something really worthwhile. This feels like a really blatant cash grab. I’m also pretty sure that it’s gonna make the stage show look bad, as it’ll be the first introduction of the musical to many viewers, and the show simultaneously feels to theatrical to work on film, and also too similar to the movie to be able to do something interesting and new with it on the big screen.January 23, 2020 at 4:26 pm #1203301424This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.January 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm #1203301456
Hollywood is hitting a new low point in this era of sequels, spinoffs and adaptations. A film adaptation of a theater adaptation of a film, all made by the same person within less than two decades?
Even Mel Brooks had 37 years between the original movie of The Producers and the 2005 film adaptation of the Broadway musical version.January 23, 2020 at 4:53 pm #1203301496
No one is asking for this movie to be made. I doubt even the biggest fan of the original film wants this to happen.
While we have seen cult films adapted into stage musicals and then into movie musicals before like with Little Shop of Horrors and Hairspray, the difference here is that both of those musical theater adaptations actually elevated the profiles of their original screen counterparts. By the time they became movie musicals, there probably wasn’t as much hesitation from audiences despite both of them being remakes of cult classics. Not to mention that when Little Shop and Hairspray were both adapted into stage musicals, they were actually completely reimagined as stage musicals as opposed to their creative teams relying too much on the source material. Same thing happened when both stage musicals were completely reimagined into movie musicals.
In the case of Mean Girls, the original movie only elevated the stage musical adaptation. While I’ve never seen the film nor the Broadway show, I’ve heard that the latter is mainly a straightforward adaptation of the former.
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