Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden‘s 1997 horror musical Jekyll & Hyde, based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, ran on Broadway for almost four years. Now the musical is headed to the big screen, Deadline reports.
Bringing the gritty potential of Leslie [Bricusse] and Frank’s stirring gothic musical to the big screen made Jekyll & Hyde the perfect project to launch Lexicon, which is focused on character-driven, muscular storytelling,” said Dinelaris.
After 30 years of our stage productions playing successfully in almost every major country in the world, we are absolutely thrilled to see our musical version of Jekyll and Hyde becoming a major motion picture.” Wildhorn added.
The musical is getting a feature adaptation was written by Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman) who will also produce under his banner Lexicon with Rob Quadrino, as well as Richard Saperstein’s Bluestone Entertainment, and Fezzwig Studio’s Dan Angel, Brian Gott, and Marc Iannarino. Phil Kim and David Segel will serve as executive producers.
Take a look at the trailer from the musical’s brief 2013 revival.