A film primarily based on stage musical sensation Depraved has been within the works for a couple of years now, with completely different variations conjured up earlier than disappearing again into the effervescent growth cauldron. However with the newest take, pushed by In The Heights director Jon M. Chu, pushing ahead eventually, Chu has hit social media to announce the newest information – it will not be one film. It will be two…
It is definitely an fascinating transfer – and never one used for a film musical adaptation earlier than. Splitting the narrative has normally been reserved for the likes of Harry Potter and YA novel variations with a transparent path for future films. Depraved on stage was an enormous popular culture occasion, however there is not such a assure for achievement with the primary movie. And if we have discovered something from cart-before-horse pondering, it is to maintain the Divergent sequence in our heads.
Nonetheless, Depraved holds loads of promise, adapting Gregory Maguire’s novel following the untold story of Glinda and Elphaba, the witches from The Wizard Of Oz. The film comes by way of the stage manufacturing’s e-book author Winnie Holzman and Academy Award profitable composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz.
The film is about to star Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, who will change into the notorious Depraved Witch of the West, however who’s severely misunderstood. Ariana Grande, in the meantime, performs the bold, well-liked Glinda.
Depraved has, as Chu’s publish makes clear, now set a Christmas 2024 launch for its first film, adopted by the second in Christmas 2025. Is that this a preferred determination?