STX Films Developing Animation Musical ‘JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT’
STXFilms has announced that they have teamed up with Rocket Pictures to collaborate with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for the creation of a newly adapted animated family feature of the global hit musical, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.
Elton John’s Rocket Pictures will be producing in association with Really Useful Group, which will feature new songs written by Lloyd Webber and Rice.
Rocket Pictures is currently producing the animated feature Sherlock Gnomes for Paramount, featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt and James McAvoy, the sequel to the hit Gnomeo & Juliet.
David Kosse, President of STXInternational said:
“Originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Riceas a pop cantata for students in London in 1968, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT was expended into a concept album and subsequently a globally successful theatrical stage phenomenon. JOSEPH has become one of the most enduring, irresistible and beloved family musicals of all time. We could not be more honored or excited to be partnering with Andrew, Tim and Elton, legends of music, stage and screen on this animated telling of this timeless story.”
Based on the Biblical story of Joseph and his brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the journey of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, who is sold into slavery by his jealous siblings. While in exile, Joseph’s knack for interpreting dreams gains him favor with Pharoah, and leads to an unexpected reunion with the family who abandoned him.