Saturday, March 31, 2012
"Mars Attacks!" -- the Musical?
UPDATE: April Fools', apparently. Dang.
First, a stage musical version of Big Fish was announced to be in the works, followed by Alice in Wonderland, and now... Mars Attacks!?
While we don't know how much this theatrical production will be based on the Tim Burton film, Topps and IDW Publishing are indeed publishing Mars Attacks: 21st Century Slaughter, states Geeks of Doom. The production will be written by comic book veteran John Layman (Chew, Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness).
Layman said, "My approach to MARS ATTACKS on stage is sort of a science fiction version of West Side Story: a human and a Martian involved in a star-crossed romance, set against the backdrop of a violent interstellar war—with all of humanity caught in between! It’s going to be a rollicking good time, with songs that will make you want to get up and dance!"
The musical will be up on Broadway this year, in time for the 50th anniversary of the Topps macabre trading card series that inspired the 1996 film.