Elton John and David Furnish to Release Animated Version of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Clay Aiken in the Revival of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat' Image via Billboard.

Clay Aiken in the Revival of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat’ Image via Billboard.

Elton John is about to make the silver screen a whole lot more colorful after the prolific musician obtained the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s play Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. You don’t have to worry about Clay Aiken reprising the role as Joseph, as John is set to adapt the play into an animated family-friendly feature with the help of Webber’s The Really Useful Group. (Although Aiken is too busy running for Congress anyway.) More impressive names have signed on to the project including Rocket Pictures’ Steve Hamilton Shaw and Johns’s husband David Furnish. “[It’s] one of the most popular musical experiences ever conceived,” Shaw said. “We are excited about the huge potential of a contemporary animated version, and we’re thrilled to bring this to the big screen in partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.”

This isn’t the first time that the play received the animated treatment. Dreamworks released a direct-to-video feature in 2000. But hopefully, John and Furnish can add their rainbow touch to this one. [Variety]

 

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