Holy Tony Award, Batman!
DC and Warner Brothers are currently working on adapting the Caped Crusader for a family-friendly stage play according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The play is being developed with Nick Grace Management and Water Lane Productions, who brought projects like “Mama Mia” to the stage. Reports indicate that the play will not be a musical production along the lines the of the seemingly doomed “Spider-Man” musical.
Alan Burnett, a longtime animation veteran whose credits include Batman and Superman television shows as well as such animated movies as “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” and “Green Lantern: First Flight,” is writing the story and script. The logline is being kept under wraps, but it’s known that the show will feature numerous villains.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products is spearheading the project, whose deals with NGM and WLP are licensing agreements. Other partners might come aboard.
No timeline for the “Batman” show is set, though one scenario involves aiming to come out after Christopher Nolan’s third “Batman” movie in 2012. Another scenario has it opening in 2011.