Plans for a stage adaptation of Pink Floyd rock opera THE WALL are picking up pace - former frontman Roger Waters has hired Billy Elliot creator Lee Hall to help him write it.
Originally a concept album, The Wall was released in 1979, and was adapted for the big screen three years later as a movie, directed by Alan Parker and starring Bob Geldof and Bob Hoskins.
Waters has long planned to turn his story, about an anti-hero called Pink who escapes into a dream world, into a stage production.
And he reveals his dream could be close to fruition, after recruiting Hall to help him complete a theatre adaptation.
Waters tells the Associated Press, "That's still very much in the cards. I have been working on and off for the last year or so with an English writer named Lee Hall, who has become greatly celebrated over here (in the U.S.) and in London, because he wrote Billy Elliot, which is one of the most successful musicals out there at the moment."