Fans of Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s “The Book of Mormon” will now have to wait a little longer for a movie version of the Tony Award Winning Play.
Here’s the deal: earlier this month, Entertainment Weekly reported that the movie was “definitely” happening.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Well last night, Stone and Parker clarified that there was some confusion.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The reporter asked if they’d “consider” doing a movie, they answered they thought they “could” do a movie, and then it suddenly turned into a sure thing.
In reality, there are no immediate plans for a BOOK OF MORMON movie, with Parker stating,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “We did a stage show and it worked out way better than we ever thought, and we’d like it to be that for a while, you know, without contaminating it with a movie.”
Wow…’contaminating’.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That’s a harsh description, but it’s been known that the pair were somewhat tired of the movie scene after filming TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE. At the same time, I respect their reasoning, especially when so many others are pushing for unnecessary remakes and adaptations that never do the original justice.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I definitely believe that when the time is right, and the two believe they could do it right, a film will come.