Empire Records is one of those cult classics we will always love, so when we heard that the story was coming back we were a little worried the movie gods might f#$% up what wasn’t even broken.
BUT, you’ll be glad to hear that this film is getting a revival in a way you’ll totally love, because Empire Records is about to become a Broadway Show and we are booking our flights to New York right now…
The original screenwriter Carol Heikkinen will be writing it for the stage, with Zoe Sarnak handling all the music and lyrics!
Producer Bill Weiner spoke to Rolling Stone to reveal, "The film has developed a cult audience over the years, and addresses issues that people of all ages can identify with. It also evokes an interesting period in time, the Nineties, where the music business was changing – and a lot of people remember that as part of their youth. I knew we had something when I would tell people about the show and consistently see faces light up – everyone has a story, whether it’s that they saw the movie 10 times, stole the video cassette from an older sibling or the soundtrack was the first CD they ever purchased.”
This is going to take on a more alternative Broadway score and we cannot wait to see how this all pans out!