Having already written about Universal Pictures' plans to bring the stage musical megahit Wicked to the big screen, I was delighted to find my first clue as to the potential release date.
It didn't come from Variety or Playbill, but from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), my online Bible for anything having to do with movies or television. Not a day goes by where I'm not looking some tidbit up on this site, usually to settle a bet, but also to confirm hunches as well.
According to IMBD, a film version of "Wicked" currently is slated for a July 16, 2010 release. Naturally, the site cautions:
Because this project is categorized as being in production, the data is subject to change; some data could be removed completely.While there's no news whatsoever of casting, it still warms my heart to see this information posted there, especially given these dreary October days of falling fortunes and an interminable Presidential campaign set to slog on for yet another 25 days.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).