John Travolta and Nikki Blonsky in Hairspray

We’ve had musicals become movies. We’ve had movies become musicals. We’ve had movies become musicals become movie musicals. Now we’re looking at the first sequel to a movie musical based on a musical based on a movie.

According to Variety’s Michael Fleming, New Line Cinema has asked John Waters to write a treatment for Hairspray 2 with hopes the film would be ready by July 2010. None of the original cast are currently attached to star.

Hollywood has already proven they’re out of original ideas and now they’re just rubbing it in, aren’t they?

9 Responses to “Hairspray 2: Aqua Net Boogaloo”

  1. This is a bad idea in so many ways.

    I hope John Waters doesn’t need the money so badly that he gives in.

  2. I’m choosing to look on the bright side and hope he simply comes up with something that doesn’t suck. Of course, I still haven’t seen the Travolta movie, but I’ll get around to it one of these days.

  3. Speaking of bad ideas:

  4. There IS no substitute for Tim Curry.

    Sorry, MTV.

  5. There’s no substitute for any of them, but especially Curry.

  6. You’re right.

    And now Rocky Horror will become an example of a musical film that became a musical stage play that is now becoming a made-for-TV musical. The standards get lower and lower.

  7. ahahhaha…TV is the only stop that Hairspray hasn’t made and Rocky will beat it.

  8. I agree with Alison completely, but then again I didn’t like HAIRSPRAY 1, despiting evincing enduring fondness for the original John Waters film with Ricki Lake, which wouldcomeafter DESPARATE LIVING, FEMALE TROUBLEand PINK FLAMINGOS in the iconic cult director’s output. But I recognize that most people liked the musical,and it did do wellat the box-office, so this is a tempting proposition for the creators.

  9. its a good ides. hairspray 1 was a sensation

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