Bob The Musical gets new directors, might get off the ground


Man, it’s been a musical kind of day. I just feel like singing the song in my heart, since everything is going so great. I’m just going to stroll down the street singing at strangers passing by. Hell, you could even call it Bob: The Musical, the way I’m feeling. Oh wait, maybe I should hold off on that name, in light of this news from Cinematical that just got tossed on my (digital) desk.

Bob: The Musical is the newest project for co-writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, best-known for their work on the surprisingly well-made Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. After getting attached to the 21 Jump Street remake and the LEGO film, they’ve begun negotiations with Disney to both develop and direct the film, trying to shoot it around 21 Jump Street. Bob: The Musical has been stewing for four years, but hasn’t really moved forward much in production.

The musical is about a man named Bob who, after getting hit in the head, starts hearing “the inner songs of everyone’s hearts as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.” It sounds reminiscent of similar episodes of Scrubs and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which were totally awesome, so this one has some hope. Marc Shaiman is taking care of writing the music and lyrics.

The script has been passed around more than a two-dollar hooker, but Lord and Miller are still planning on bringing on another writer to redo it. Sounds interesting to me at least, but is anyone out there whose name isn’t Bob interested?

[via Cinematical]