If you think Hollywood is showing a dearth of creativity with its endless cycle of remakes, reboots and adaptations, look at Broadway. Half the popular shows of the last decade seem to be musical versions of movies, and every year there are more and more being added to the roster. List another: Harold Ramis says that a musical of Groundhog Day is in the works.
Groundhog Day is one of the great underappreciated classics – a movie that just works completely from beginning to end, again and again – and Ramis tells MTV News that original screenwriter Danny Rubin is working on the book for a musical version. Keep in mind that Rubin’s script was heavily rewritten by Ramis, so I don’t know if he’s going back to the original or adapting the movie.
Ramis also drops some hints that Stephen Sondheim would be interested in doing the music for the adaptation, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Read the whole story here.
And by the way, next time you’re complaining about a new movie poster, look at the piece of shit for this movie. Was there ever any decent key art for this one?