Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has insisted a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical - which is also owned by the film studio - is still in the works and a top priority for the company. He told The Hollywood Reporter: '''Wicked' has been an enormous win for this company. The way it works, we should be in agreement together on when the right time to do this is. ''But I will tell you I believe that we are collectively moving toward 'Wicked' coming to the screen sooner rather than later.'' The 'Wicked' musical - which is based on Gregory Maguire's novel, 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West' and serves as a prequel to 'The Wizard of Oz' - has entertained fans for nearly 10 years on Broadway. While 'Wicked' awaits the big screen treatment, Disney's 'Oz the Great and Powerful' which will be released in March. That film stars James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis.
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