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Could Bob: The Musical finally make its way to the big screen?

12.07.2010

As long as I can remember writing for JoBlo.com, I can remember writing about BOB: THE MUSICAL, a film that has gone through various forms of development at Disney. I don't remember when the project first got started but I'd suspect it was about 2001 sometime. Since then it has gone through the directorial services of Mark Waters, Mike Bender and most recently Adam Shankman, who left the film to pitch his services to Disney's OZ project (a job that Sam Raimi wound up getting). But now it looks like BOB might finally be heating up again.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks with Disney to direct BOB: THE MUSICAL. The film follows a guy, Bob, who awakens after a blow to the head only to find that he's stuck inside a musical. Various scripts have existed throughout development but it's expected that Lord and Miller will toss those and work with a writer of their choosing. (Might I suggest a Mr. Michael Bacall?) Marc Shaiman, who signed on in 2005 to write the songs, remains attached to the film.

Lord and Miller are working hard on 21 JUMP STREET, their live-action debut, which is set to begin shooting this spring. That would mean that BOB probably wouldn't get going until 2012 at the earliest but at least it's moving in the right direction.

Extra Tidbit: Norm McDonald was once attached to star in the film.
Source: THR

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3:34PM on 12/08/2010

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Phil Lord: Yes
Chris Miller: Yes
Norm McDonald: If Only
Phil Lord: Yes
Chris Miller: Yes
Norm McDonald: If Only
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12:26PM on 12/07/2010

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The man needs more work.
The man needs more work.
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12:13PM on 12/07/2010
I literally just got done watching CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS for the first time. It was hilarious! Those rat-birds killed me every time they squawked, especially this part: [link]

After CLONE HIGH and (now) CLOUDY, I'm convinced these are some seriously funny guys and I'm down with whatever they do next.
I literally just got done watching CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS for the first time. It was hilarious! Those rat-birds killed me every time they squawked, especially this part: [link]

After CLONE HIGH and (now) CLOUDY, I'm convinced these are some seriously funny guys and I'm down with whatever they do next.
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2:12PM on 12/07/2010
I miss Clone High :(
I miss Clone High :(
2:23PM on 12/07/2010
Me too my friend, me too. Dead way before its time.
Me too my friend, me too. Dead way before its time.
3:37PM on 12/08/2010
Clone High needs a Futurama-style reboot. But it never even had the chance to generate enough of a fanbase for it. Still an awesome 13 episodes.
Clone High needs a Futurama-style reboot. But it never even had the chance to generate enough of a fanbase for it. Still an awesome 13 episodes.
11:43AM on 12/07/2010

Problem is...

...that musical episode of Scrubs signaled clearly how far downhill the show had gone.
...that musical episode of Scrubs signaled clearly how far downhill the show had gone.
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12:26PM on 12/07/2010
I actually thought it was great of the show to try new things, like the musical. I don't know why Season 6 gets so much hatred. I liked the fact that it was a bit more darker than the rest of the seasons.
I actually thought it was great of the show to try new things, like the musical. I don't know why Season 6 gets so much hatred. I liked the fact that it was a bit more darker than the rest of the seasons.
10:22AM on 12/07/2010
Sounds kinda like that musical episode of Scrubs.
Sounds kinda like that musical episode of Scrubs.
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3:35PM on 12/08/2010
Or that musical episode of Clone High.
Or that musical episode of Clone High.
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9:37AM on 12/07/2010

Meh

Cool enough i guess but give me 'What About Bob?: The Musical" any day.
Cool enough i guess but give me 'What About Bob?: The Musical" any day.
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