In a story from Variety, Adam Shankman has come aboard to direct Bob the Musical and Sinbad.

Bob the Musical will be done for Disney while Sinbad will be happening at Sony.

Bob the Musical follows a man who starts to hear the "inner song" in people after he is hit in the head.

Sinbad will showcase this famous sailor in China as he sets about finding Aladdin's lamp.

"Ever since Hairspray, I've been desperate to do another musical," Shankman states. "The idea of working with all original music is thrilling. With Bob the Musical, I'll be working again with (Hairspray composer) Marc Shaiman. And Sinbad gives me the opportunity to really stretch my imagination as far as I can take it."

Evan Jacobs