Big Fish is one of Tim Burton’s lesser-known films starring Ewan McGregor, Helena Bonham Carter, Albert Finney, Alison Lohman and Marion Cotillard amongst many other wonderful stars.
Rather than fitting in with the dark, Gothic, Expressionist style of films such as Edward Scissorhands or Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish is a bright, explosion of colour in which a man, Ed retells the stories of his past, adding his own twist into what what actually happened.
This October, Big Fish hits Broadway, opening at the Neil Simon theatre with Norbert Leo Butz starring as protagonist Ed Bloom.
Susan Stroman, winner of five Tony Awards is in charge of directing and choreography, and John August, who wrote the original book of Big Fish, and then adapted it into a screenplay for Burton’s movie, is also in charge of adapting the script for the stage.
With all the excitement, colour and spectacular delight found in the film adaptation of Big Fish, it’s highly likely, (especially with John August in charge of the stage script), that this could be a visual treat and an unforgettable musical.