Julie Taymor to Develop New TV Series, Film Musical
In an interview published in yesterday's New York Times, Julie Taymor, who is currently focusing on her new production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," reveals that she has plans to develop three new series for television. Among the new projects will be 'Fanny', a retelling of the Erica Jong novel 'Fanny Hill' that the Lion King director describes as, "18th-century Hogarthian intellectual sex romp."
The Tony winner is also in the process of financing a a musical adaptation of Thomas Mann's novel "Transposed Heads" for the big screen. The movie will be a collaboration between her and her partner and frequent collaborator, Elliot Goldenthal.
Fiancing the project may be a bit difficult for Taymor, who has recently received negative press from her involvement in the Broadway production of Spider-Man, the biggest budgeted show in the history of the Great White Way which has yet to turn a profit. "I can't twist the producer's arm and say: You have to spend $75 million," Taymor explained.