Ok, I got to grips with the idea that someone was going to make a movie interpretation of the Phantom of the Opera, probably causing irreparable emotional damage to anyone who loved the original musical. But that someone, however talented, imagined making a movie version of RENT makes my skin crawl! It’s blasphemy!
Granted, it’ll be directed by Chris Colombus, of Harry Potter fame, but he also created the horrors known as the Home Alone movies. Hopefully, he has repented for his sins and will stay on the right path with RENT. Interestingly enough, the original RENT cast started doing the show in 1996, and now, nearly 10 years later and 10 years older, they’re getting ready to jump on stage to make a movie version. They must be, well, getting on a bit, no? They probably are the best people to play the roles as far as depth of character, and as we all know, Hollywood makeup can make anyone look as young or old as we like.
Anyways, no need to get my knickers in a bunch over whether it’ll be good or bad, it’s only just gone into production and might not even make it to the screens. In the meantime, I’ll be keeping a close eye on the situation. What’s everyone else’s gut feeling on this?