Fans of the popular stage show Blue Man Group -- not to be confused with this blue man -- can rejoice. The body-painted trio -- whose shows combine music, performance art, video, and pantomime -- are coming to the big screen ... the REALLY big screen.
Variety reported yesterday that Chris Wink, Phil Stanton, and Matt Goldman -- the original three Blue Men -- have joined with producer Charlotte Huggins and director David Russo and will star in a 3-D movie to be shown strictly on IMAX screens. According to Variety, the movie will be shown in museums and science centers rather than in traditional multiplex IMAX venues. Russo said the movie will be about
... the Blue Men entering the brain of a socially and creatively congestedperson and observing his neural patterns and his habitual brain functions and memory and altering it in a way that helps him bring his inside life outside.
The untitled project will go into production during the first quarter of 2010 and is scheduled for release in early 2011. It will be scripted by Lisa Robinson and scored by the Blue Men themselves. Wink, who is also a chief creative officer for the group, had this to say:
We want all our work to touch you in a simple way. We're vaudevillians; we're not here with deep messages. Posted 05.20.09 by reelz