Finally: The James Bond Musical That Everyone’s Been Waiting for Is Getting Made
“Do you expect me to talk?” “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to SIIIIIIIING!”
Since Broadway adaptations of huge film franchises never, ever go wrong, some hardly surprising (yet still strangely disturbing) news has come out of the 007 world today. It has been revealed that, for whatever reason, James Bond: The Musical is in the works. (Hint: it’s because people like money.)
The project is still years away (with an estimated premiere date of late 2017 or early 2018 in either New York or Las Vegas), but Playbill dropped the announcement that Merry Saltzman, daughter of original Connery- and Moore-era Bond producer Harry Saltzman, has acquired the rights for Placeholder Productions. Details are minimal at this point, but novelist Dave Clarke—not that Dave Clark—has been hired to write the accompanying book, while the music and lyrics will be written by Jay Henry Weisz.
Yeah, yeah, we know: two to three years is such a long time to wait for such a promising project! Guess you’ll just have to twiddle your thumbs while watching SPECTRE this November. We’ll just be over here, doing some hard reflecting on the ensuing challenge of trying to top the single greatest musical adaptation of a movie franchise ever.