McG may have a 'Spring Awakening'
McG has been a busy man. Not only is he putting the finishing touches on what has becoming a highly anticipated potential summer blockbuster, "Terminator: Salvation," he's been developing a project as far from an action franchise as you can get: a musical.
Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, McG has been discussing a big screen adaptation of "Spring Awakening" with original book writer and song lyricist Steven Sater. McG would direct and produce the movie musical through his Wonderland Sound and Vision company. While the filmmaker has a deal at Warner Bros., the studio distributing "Terminator," the Broadway favorite might be independently financed to keep the intimacy and edge of the original stage production.
A Tony winner for best musical, book, original score and actor in 2007. Sater and composer Duncan Sheik (better know for his 1996 hit "Barely Breathing") based the musical on a 1981 German play about a group of teens discovering their sexuality and dealing with subjects such as masturbation, abortion, rape and suicide.
While McG might not seem like a filmmaker destined for movie musicals, he got his start on that side of the business co-produing Sugar Ray's first album and made numerous music videos for bands and artists such as Cypress HIll, Korn, Wycleaf Jean, Everclear and Smash Mouth. Plus, did you ever see that musical number dream sequence with Cameron Diaz in "Charlie's Angels"? 'Nuff said.
No word on what the timeline is for a big screen "Spring Awakening," but don't expect a definitive word on the project until a studio or financing is secured.
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
Let Streaming Genie help you.