Home Forums Movies Mean Girls musical to adapted into film

Mean Girls musical to adapted into film

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 17 total)
Created
1 month ago
Last Reply
50 years ago
16
( +2 hidden )
replies
692
views
14
users
thatnerdgreg
2
Jeffrey Kare
2
CateNicole
1
  • Brayden Fitzsimmons
    Participant
    Joined:
    May 3rd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203300627

    https://variety.com/2020/film/news/tina-fey-announces-movie-adaptation-of-broadways-mean-girls-musical-1203477247/

    “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.”

    Reply
    CateNicole
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jun 20th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203300631

    ReplyCopy URL
    smurty11
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 7th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203300678

    Will they be rewriting the songs? Because…woof

    ReplyCopy URL
    ArtIsntEasy
    Participant
    Joined:
    Dec 17th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203300732

    I’ll take “Movie Adaptations That Shouldn’t Exist” for $1000, Alex.

    “The art of making art is putting it together...”

    ReplyCopy URL
    thatnerdgreg
    Participant
    Joined:
    Apr 24th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Awardsfan1990
    Participant
    Joined:
    Mar 28th, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    wattsgold
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 6th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203301012

    Tina Fey is for sure having a creative crisis of this is the best she can come up with.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Brayden Fitzsimmons
    Participant
    Joined:
    May 3rd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203301040

    Tina Fey is for sure having a creative crisis of this is the best she can come up with.

    This. Even “The Mayor” (her upcoming show with Danson & Hunter) even started off as a 30 Rock spin-off for Jack.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Potatohead
    Participant
    Joined:
    Apr 6th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #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?

    ReplyCopy URL
    thatnerdgreg
    Participant
    Joined:
    Apr 24th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Show Me The Receipts!
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 6th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203301424

    Keep it.

    My name is NOT Susan.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Teresa Chavez
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 8th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203301438

    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?

    This.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Jeffrey Kare
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 23rd, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Jeffrey Kare
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 23rd, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #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.

    ReplyCopy URL
    BICTH
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 3rd, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203301613

    y’all heard smth?

    ms. norbury should keep this nonsense and go back to drug pushing

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 17 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
OCC Pod... - Feb 25, 2020
Movies
Asgaroth - Feb 25, 2020
Movies
Brayden... - Feb 25, 2020
Movies