The Blue Man Group has made a deal with producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth) to star in a musical for Imax 3-D with an eye toward a wider release on standard-sized digital 3-D screens.
According to Variety, the original Blue Man stage trio of Matt Goldman, Chris Wink and Phil Stanton will star.
The film will be a new idea created specifically for 3-D. Blue Man Group is keeping details under wraps, but Goldman said, "It's going to have a story, believe it or not. It's going to have real science content, and we're excited about being in the neuroscience space."
Conversations are under way with directors. "We can handle the 3-D and the giant screen," Huggin said. "We're looking for someone with the comedic and storytelling chops."
Blue Man Group has been running onstage in Gotham since 1991, though the show has evolved over the years. There are productions in four U.S. cities, including New York and Las Vegas, as well as Tokyo and two German cities.
Production is expected to start next June with an eye toward a June 2010 premiere.