'Wicked' Movie Still Happening, Now in 2019

June 16, 2016

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The Broadway smash Wicked is, after years of talk, finally scheduled to become a movie that theater girl from high school is going to be way too enthusiastic about. Universal today announced that a film adaptation of the musical (based on the Gregory Maguire novel) is now scheduled to hit theaters and positively giddy Facebook statuses on December 20, 2019. Billy Elliot and The Reader director Stephen Daldry, a producer on the stage show, will direct the picture, which tells an alternate history of The Wizard of Oz from the perspective of the witches. Casting has not yet started but is expected be promptly extolled or denounced by the same person who gets disproportionately angry when you call this "Maleficent with songs."

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