James Bond has a new assignment, and it may take place on Broadway.
According to Playbill.com, the musical adaptation craze is making its way to Ian Fleming's secret agent. "James Bond: The Musical" will soon be a real thing, thanks to executive producer Merry Saltzman, daughter of the late legendary Bond movie producer Harry Saltzman. The executive producer told the website that her company, Placeholder Productions, has acquired the rights to a musical that will be written by novelist Dave Clarke with music and lyrics by country composer Jay Henry Weisz. We can imagine that it might look a little something like this, plus some flashy martini shaking:
Beyond bringing the British spy to the stage, the musical will also feature a handful of 007 villains and will introduce a new Bond girl. Saltzman told the website that the show will ideally open in late 2017 or early 2018 on Broadway or in Las Vegas, which will satisfy your Bond fix after "Spectre" opens this November.
But a Bond musical isn't the only screen character being adapted for the stage. This news follows the announcement of musical adaptations of a handful of TV series, including Fox's "The O.C." and "Full House," as well as a musical based on 1995's "Clueless." Hold on to your favorite TV shows and movies: the musical reboot is taking the entertainment world by storm.
For more, head to Playbill.com.
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