The Who's celebrated rock-opera TOMMY is to become the most expensive animated movie of all time.

GREASE producer Robert Stigwood plans to turn the 1975 Pete Townshend movie into a $400 million (GBP210 million) cartoon, which is tipped to feature the voices of singers Robbie Williams and Bono.

Stigwood, 70, says, "Pete Townshend is right behind this.

"It will feature the biggest names in the music industry. The original movie costs $3-4 million but this will cost $300-400 million.

"If you are going to do it, you've got to do it right."

30/01/2005 14:14