Once upon a time, Gregory Maguire wrote a revisionist take on The Wizard of Oz, and Universal and Marc Platt turned it into that musical you've probably seen at least once or twice, Wicked. Now the trio are getting back into business, with the studio and producer optioning Maguire's latest novel for big screen adaptation.
THR reports Egg and Spoon, which will be out in September, is like Maguire's other novels in that it will have fantastical, whimsical elements, following:
a young girl who lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. She lives a hard life, fending for herself and her sick mother. But then a train arrives, carrying untold wealth and a noble family which includes a girl of her age. The two girls' lives collide, setting a grand adventure — involving mistaken identity and a prince traveling incognito — in motion.
And Russian folklore witch Baba Yaga will play a role in the story as well.
Sounds good, but when the hell am I getting that Wicked movie we've been promised for years now?