Julie Taymor, director of Titus, Frida and Across The Universe, is making a stage musical version of Spider-Man. In this clip she talks about some of the challenges they’re facing, and about (maybe) casting Across The Universe-actors Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood in the leading parts as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Mary Jane. Check out the short clip below (extracted from my interview with Taymor).
I must say, as a Spider-Man fan, that I’m curious about why we need a musical about the web slinging hero, and how it actually can be realized – with all the dancing, singing and flying, you know. But I believe Taymor is a great film director – and I’m sure her stage work is even more impressive, that being her original arena and all.