Mark Platt announced that a film adaptation of the Broadway show Wicked is finally coming to the big screen with the goal of a 2016 release.
Mark Platt said the following to Film Divider:
[A 2016 release date] is the goal, but I don’t know whether we’ll make that goal or not. We will make the movie, but like I said, the bar is really high. We’re going to scrutinise our work on the screenplay and our prep on the movie, and when we feel like it’s ready, okay. We’re not going to shoot a release date is what I’m saying. It’s in the works, it’s not in a rush. It took 27 years to make Into the Woods into a film from its original stage production, and 30 years with Les Mis. Some things take time for a reason.
Producer Mark Platt and Director Stephen Daldry who also the original Broadway production say no cast members have been announced yet however Lea Michelle would be a fan favorite and she has said many times she would love to play the part of Elphaba.