The 2003 movie, which was based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel, was transformed for the stage earlier this year (13), but bosses have decided to bring the run to an end on 29 December (13).
Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman and starring Broadway veteran Norbert Leo Butz, Big Fish cost nearly $14 million (£8.7 million) to produce, but has suffered a recent fall in box office sales after a promising start.
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Although in the past a hit Broadway show almost inevitably led to a hit Hollywood movie, the reverse process is increasingly occurring these days, the New York Post observed on Sunday as it laid out a long list of movies that are being developed for Broadway or that have already made the schedule for fall debuts. The newspaper quoted Broadway producer Manny Azenberg as saying, "A hit film is a brand, and it gives you that recognition factor." Ken Davenport, a producer who is currently preparing to mount the 1980 Christopher Reeve time-traveler Somewhere in Time on the Great White Way, dismisses criticism that such shows lack the creative innovation that is expected of a Broadway show that people often pay hundreds of dollars to see. He told the Post "Totally original musicals that aren't based on anything are unbelievably rare, and have a big failure rate. I look for source material that will make a great musical, and I don't care if it's from a book, a movie or a postcard!" Among the movies in the process of being transformed into stage productions are Animal House, Back To The Future, Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, Flashdance , and Sleepless In Seattle.
Continue reading: Broadway To Continue Grabbing Hits From Hollywood
'Real Steel' director Shawn Levy is set to work on a prequel to the classic tale of 'Pinocchio', titled 'The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto'.
Shawn Levy is set to direct a 'Pinocchio' prequel.
The 'Real Steel' filmmaker has signed up to 'The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto', written by Michael Vukadinovich and housed at 20th Century Fox.
The story tells the tale of Pinocchio's creator and his life of misfortune to be with his love Julia Moon, and is said to have a similar feel to 'The Princess Bride' and 'Big Fish', Deadline.com reports.
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Jackman was forced to pull out of the production due to scheduling issues and Variety reports Hall and the producers have been locked in negotiations with the bosses of his TV drama in a bid to free him up.
Big Fish is set to open on Broadway next spring (12).
Ewan MCGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup and Helena Bonham Carter starred in the 2003 movie, which was nominated for an Academy Award.
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Ewan MCGregor starred in the fantasy picture, based on Daniel Wallace's novel of the same name, about a travelling salesman who recounts tall tales of his colourful life on his deathbed, and the film is now set for a major musical make-over.
The movie's original producers, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, are behind the new stage show, which will feature songs by The Addams Family musical composer Andrew Lippa, and Jackman is rumoured to be in talks to star after taking part in a recent read-through of the script, according to Variety.
Big Fish is due to launch on Broadway early next year (12).
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British DJ legend Fatboy Slim has signed a lucrative deal with Disney to record the soundtrack for an upcoming animation film.
The PRAISE YOU star - real name NORMAN COOK - is taking a break from his hectic touring commitments to collaborate with top Hollywood composer Danny Elfman on an undisclosed kids' movie.
He says, "It'll be a quiet one for Fatboy this year. It feels right that, after 10 years and so many albums, we should give it a rest for a while.
"I'm doing a project with Danny Elfman for a Disney film, which I can't say too much about."
Elfman has been Oscar nominated three times for movie scores - for Good Will Hunting, Men In Black and Big Fish.
Helena Bonham Carter will re-team Tim Burton and Johnny Depp in the big screen adaptation of SWEENEY TODD.
Carter, Burton's longtime off-screen partner, has starring in Burton-directed films such as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Big Fish and Planet Of The Apes.
Carter and Depp starred in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory together and both voiced characters in Burton's animated film THE CORPSE BRIDE.
She will play the devious MRS LOVETT in the new film, a role originated onstage by Angela Lansbury, who is a murderess who dispenses of her victims' bodies in meat pies and becomes the girlfriend and accomplice of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, played by Depp.
In most stage productions of the musical, Mrs Lovett has been nearly a decade older than the Demon Barber and is usually someone in her fifties, but Carter and Depp are both in their early forties.
Media reports has British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen joining the cast as rival barber SIGNOR ADOLFO PIRELLI, but the studio would not confirm whether he'll be part of the film.
Shooting begins early next year (07) for a late 2007 release.
The GODFATHER: PART III star, 70, told investigators he sent VHS copies of approximately 60 films per year to pal RUSSELL SPRAGUE who converted them onto the DVD format. Caridi insists he had no idea that Sprague would distribute the films via the internet and had sent them to him because he believed they were for the 51-year-old's personal entertainment.
However, furious bosses at Warner Bros. are asking for $150,000 (GBP88,235) each for copyright of The Last Samurai and Mystic River, meanwhile Columbia are demanding either actual damages or $150,000 (GBP88,235) infringement for movies SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE and Big Fish.
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The 45-year-old - whose girlfriend Helena Bonham-CARTER recently gave birth to a baby boy, BILLY RAY - identified with the father-son relationship that is central to the wacky circus-set film, which was shot just after his dad's demise.
Tim says, "I wasn't very close to my father. But it was still, you know, very heavy when he died.
Continue reading: Tim Burton: Father's Death Like Big Fish
The Scottish actor stars alongside fellow Brits Albert Finney and HELENA BONHAM CARTER in the movie - the tale of a man's quest to learn more about his dying father - but McGregor has been singled out for criticism.
Although the movie itself scored highly among US experts, the NEW YORKER's British critic ANTHONY LANE snipes, "There are some accents that should not be attempted by a Scotsman."17/12/2003 13:37
The former president was believed by some to have been suffering from dementia during his second term in office from 1984 to 1988.
Pop fans looking forward to their summer holidays will be pleased to hear the news...