23 years after Empire Records took over the world, it looks like the man is saving/resurrecting the Empire.
A musical version is currently in the works, with original writer Carol Heikkinen working to adapt the script for the stage. The announcement was made on Friday.
Heikkinen said this about the musical:
"The movie was really about a family that formed among these minimum-wage record clerks. There’s a lot of nostalgia now for those old record stores where you could go and talk to people who loved the same music you loved, and discover new bands. We hope the musical will capture the memory of what it was like to be young in a time before iTunes and Spotify – music is such an important part of the youth experience, and it’s what brings these characters together."
If you're wondering if "sexy Rexy's" song "Say No More, Mon Amour" will be in the musical, those close to the musical report that the song will be "weaved in in an unexpected form."
So, when can we expect "Empire Records: The Musical?" The goal is for the musical to hit Broadway in 2020, as a celebration of the film's 25th anniversary.
The musical does not have a director or a creative team as of yet.
My Two Cents
Empire Records came out when I was 13 years old. From the moment it came out, it was my favorite movie of all-time. I loved the characters, I loved the story, and I especially loved the music. The movie continues to be my all-time favorite movie.
If the musical makes it to Broadway, you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be on a train to NYC and I will be there opening night.
My inner teenager is jumping up and down in excitement, belting out "Sugar High."
source: EW (Entertainment Weekly)