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re: Is BAT the Musical going to happen? Really?

Posted by:
Scaramouche 08:48 am MST 01/18/07
In reply to: re: Is BAT the Musical going to happen? Really? - rockfenris2005 08:36 am MST 01/18/07

I think Jim tends to bullshit on occasions with some weird stories (but that\'s what you get by hanging around with Meat Loaf for so long).

However, he seems to have released a lot of genuine info on his blog, about the Bat show, and I am very optimistic that it will happen in 2008.

The only doubtful point is that it does sound like a very expensive project, and the whole thing could financially im-lode at any stage, between now & curtain up.

Hopefully not, and I do hope Jim writes at least one BRAND NEW UNHEARD song for the show; \'Paradise Lost\' may fit the bill, if it is indeed a follow-up to \'...Dashboard Light\'.




>
>
> > Uhm batman got way way farther.....
> >
>
> No it didn\\\'t.
> Sure, the all-powerful media giant Warner Bros. were going
> to produce it, but did they?
> Tim Burton met with Jim and David Ives, they had many
> creative discussions, then Burton went off and did other
> stuff and seemed to totally forget about it. When he was
> asked about it in a \\\"Big Fish\\\" interview he dismissed it
> as a made-up internet rumour even though there is living
> proof he met with David and Jim on several occasions.
> Rob Evan may have been asked to play Batman.
>
> But did they have a director? Besides the Burton thing,
> not really. Stephen Daldry turned it down, he went on to
> do \\\"Billy Elliot: The Musical\\\". Robin Philips turned it
> down, he did \\\"Jekyll & Hyde\\\".
>
> \\\"Bat Out Of Hell\\\" has a director, Wilson Milam.
>
> Did they have a choreographer? Not that we know of. \\\"Bat
> Out Of Hell\\\" has Mark Dendy
>
> How about sets? Not that we know of. \\\"Bat Out Of Hell\\\"
> has Marc Fisher and then the animation designs of the
> legendary Gerald Scarfe
>
> What about costumes? Again, not that we know of. Eiko
> Ishioka is doing \\\"Bat Out Of Hell\\\"
>
> These people have been announced, the agencies said YES
> THEY WERE INVOLVED. It is not some crazy story that Jim\\\'s
> telling. Terry Jones didn\\\'t do it because he had a cancer
> scare, he\\\'s still recuperating and I hope everything
> works out the best for him.
>
> This is, to me, a lot further than \\\"Batman\\\" ever got.
> The producers are obviously powerful committed people,
> otherwise it wouldn\\\'t even have gotten this far.
>
> I don\\\'t understand, is it stubbornness?, why these
> updates are not mentioned on any site. I mentioned them as
> soon as Jim made them, jimsteinman.com instead chose to
> chronicle Meat Loaf\\\'s turd, Neverland Hotel hasn\\\'t said
> a thing, I haven\\\'t watched any of the others but I\\\'ve
> been there and I haven\\\'t seen a thing, Wiki mentions it,
> but Wiki\\\'s Wiki. It\\\'s supposed to mention everything
>
>


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