If you’ve seen Frozen, and judging by its grosses, odds are that you did, you were probably impressed by the Broadway-caliber songs in the film. Well, it seem like we’ll get the chance to see exactly how well those songs with do on Broadway after all.
Walt Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger has revealed in an interview with Fortune that the process has begun to bring the film to stage as a Broadway musical. It follows in the footsteps of other Disney properties such as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Newsies and the forthcoming Aladdin.
The film was projected to top out in the $350 dollar range, but has almost made that ($317 million) in domestic grosses alone. Add another $394 million overseas, and you have a grand total of over $711 million worldwide–and the film has yet to open in China or Japan. It is currently the #2 film in the country and is still going strong for a film in its eighth week of release. The film has a chance of not only being the highest grossing animated film ever, but has the opportunity to make a dent in highest grossing films of all time list.
Iger says not to expect the musical to be ready anytime soon. “We’re not demanding speed. We’re demanding excellence.” Iger is quoted as saying. I’m sure a lot of the time will be used to try to find a way to translate some of the film’s more fantastic elements–including but not limited too a reindeer companion, a living snowman and Elsa’s long list of ice and snow based powers–to the stage.