Elton John Producing Animated Adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.05.2014
Andrew Lloyd Webber musical to get big screen animated film…
The Wrap reports that Elton John's Rocket Pictures has picked up the screen rights to the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. John plans to adapt the musical to an animated film.
Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish will produce the feature with The Really Useful Group. Elton John, Webber, and Rice will executive produce the project.
Shaw state don the announcement: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of the most popular musical experiences ever conceived. We are excited about the huge potential of a contemporary animated version, and we're thrilled to bring this to the big screen in partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice."
Webber added: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat started in a school and was the first step on the path that led to my musicals with Tim Rice. It is now being performed all over the world by a fourth generation of school kids, and a great movie can only help Joseph being part of the lives of many more."