25 April 2006

This can't fail.

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

They're making a musical of High Fidelity.

Is it so hard to write a new (I use that word loosely, because so many musicals are cut from the same cloth) story for a musical? Granted, I'm not sure that this is quite as bad as the jukebox musical craze, but I'd like to kick Nick Hornby for selling the rights for this.

High Fidelity, Lord of the Rings... what's next? A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man? Now, the hell sermon could be one heckuva production number, right?


Joshua said...

I still haven't forgiven him for that shitty remake of Fever Pitch. This is truly shameful.

Cupcake said...

Just wait. I predict a police procedural reality game show in the near future. And wait till they bloat that puppy up for the Great White Way.

Why is this country trying to replace the recently deceased August Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein and Arthur Millers of this world with more Disney-Industrial third-run schlock? Whos is writing the score for High Fidelity? Elton John? Is it Elton John? You can tell me, I won't get mad.

Flushy McBucketpants said...

Could be worse...

... could be Darfur: The Musical... or maybe a musical remake of the French film Irreversible (some graphic rape and revenge with a side of "step, ball, change?")

...I guess you never know... it could end up being a decent show... maybe they'll get Jack Black to reprise his role... actually, what would be a much better musical is a show following Barry's rise to fame with Sonic Death Monkey.

Joshua said...

there are many things worse than a musical version of High Fidelity, like "Rwanda- the Musical!"

But this still sucks and is exactly the kind of thing Hornby's younger, High Fidelity writing self would have parodied.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen, and so on. sigh.