Everyone in the entertainment industry and audiences everywhere are being reminded of the disastrous and chaotic success of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 cult classic film ‘The Room’ with the recent release of the award winning 2017 ‘The Disaster Artist’. The film directed and starring James Franco tells the tale of how ‘The Room’ came to life, and is based lightly on the book that is of the same title, and was written by Greg Sestero, who also starred in the original cult film. Now, with the wide success and rebirth, if you will, of the film, Tommy Wiseau has come forward once again with many projects that he wants to head regarding ‘The Room’, including that of a on Broadway show. In this article, we are going to give you some of the details that we know regarding this possible show on the theater stage, and what we think about it. With that said, let’s get started.
This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard Wiseau come forward wanting to create other projects based off of the 2003 film, and now with the sudden surge of popularity, it may just become a possibility. Wiseau has stated in several interviews that getting ‘The Room’ produced onto the Broadway stage is his first priority, and he’s not talking about an off Broadway show. This comes along with other projects that he has had in mind for quite some time, including sequels to the cult classic film, as well as reproduction of the original in 3D formats. While there were some theaters that did rerelease ‘The Room’ in the past recent months (due to the success of ‘The Disaster Artist’ and the intrigue surrounding the story), there has been no official talk on anything just yet.
What Are The Odds?
As we mentioned previously, there has been no talk regarding details of Wiseau finding investors to produce his dream of a Broadway reality, or any indication that there is a show in the works in general. However, because of the major success of the ‘Disaster Artist’, and with the many interviews and attention that Wiseau has been receiving in recent months, the idea of some of the projects like the Broadway show have more potential to become a reality than they would have before. Although many of us, we’re sure, have a great deal of questions, we will just have to wait and see.
This story begs the question of will people want to go and see ‘The Room’ translated onto the Broadway stage, or would they rather it remain the cult classic film that has lived up to its name and story as portrayed in the ‘Disaster Artist’? Either way, it is only a matter of time before we find out if there truly will be a show in the works under the head of Wiseau, and whether it will attract audiences all over the world. Be sure to stay tuned for more details regarding this story as well as for developments regarding the potential ‘The Room’ Broadway show.