ELTON JOHN is hoping to bring ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and TIM RICE's musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to the big screen after signing up to help adapt the project through his production company, Rocket Pictures.
The Bennie and the Jets hitmaker has teamed up with Webber's The Really Useful Group to develop the film into an animated movie that his husband, David Furnish, will co-produce with Steve Hamilton Shaw.
Shaw says, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of the most popular musical experiences ever conceived. We are excited about the huge potential of a contemporary animated version, and we're thrilled to bring this to the big screen in partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice."
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was originally created in 1968.
Webber says, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat started in a school and was the first step on the path that led to my musicals with Tim Rice. It is now being performed all over the world by a fourth generation of school kids, and a great movie can only help Joseph being part of the lives of many more."
Rice adds, "I have always thought Joseph was a strong contender for an animation production, and I'm delighted this is now going to happen."