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Stu The Disgruntled Greek

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In Reply To
Mr. Knees

Subj: Re: Spider-Man the Musical news - Spoilers I guess?
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 04:22:48 pm EDT (Viewed 71 times)
Reply Subj: Spider-Man the Musical news - Spoilers I guess?
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 02:31:01 pm EDT (Viewed 85 times)

> OK, found this tidbit through rotten tomatoes. Remember the Spider-Man musical that Julie Taymor (Lion King) has been working on with U2? Well its looks like its coming out early as next year. And there are some very questionable plot points I might add! Taymor is known for being quite out there (as anyone whos seen the movie "Titus" can testify) but this takes the proverbial cake! Not sure how "good" this one sounds.
> To wit:
> The character breakdowns provide some insight to plot points as the character Arachne ("female, 20-35 years old, any ethnicity") is described as "a beautiful, boastful young woman turned into a spider for her hubris and lack of respect for the gods. She subsequently appears to Peter Parker and the audience as in turn a powerful spider-woman who comes from another time to inspire Peter; an otherworldly lover; a bride; a terrifying (and sexy) dark goddess of vengeance; a dance partner in a charged and violent spiders dance of death; and, finally, a lonely, fragile young woman." Casting is seeking a "strong Celtic, Balkan style, e.g., Sinead O'Connor," noting, "outside the box ideas are welcomed. Could be someone from the music industry."
> So Peter is inspired by a spider-god named Arachne? Are we sure JMS didnt write this? I got a big kick out of this bit:
> Also, a "Geek Chorus" consisting of "three teenage boys and one girl" are described to "meet to ritualistically retell the greatest Spider-Man stories."
> That my friends, would be us. We are the geek chorus I suppose. Anyone here wanna try out to be in the geek chorus?
> Full Article:
> http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5497&Itemid=99
> Mr. Knees
> (who is warming up his voice!)

That sounds wacky. I had high hopes for this after watching what she did with Across The Universe last year, but this looks to be a different take on Spider-Man. Kind of dissapointed because if they can make a pretty faithful adapation of Legally Blonde into a musical, why not Spider-Man?

The Disgruntled Greek

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