Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Fresh From the Newswire...

LONDON (Reuters) - After setting cinema box office records around the world, "The Lord of the Rings" is to take to the stage as a musical, the producers announced to Reuters on Tuesday.

Full article here.

I don't really even know what to say. Part of what makes LOTR work for me is that all the characters are so gravely serious about questing and fighting and honor and friendship that there's absolutely no room for any type of self-awareness. So if you're gonna be adding in musical numbers with choreography and such, I don't know...It might just put it a little too over the top to work.

On a side note, did you know that Viggo's got song-writing credit for that great song he sang at the (first) end of Return of the King? Oh come on, you remember it. When he turns around and just starts awkwardly singing out of nowhere? Well, apparently he wrote that. And it's called Aragorn's Coronation. Congratulations! You know that now!

Via Fark.