We’ve previously reported on the woes of the Spider-Man musical, oh, we’re sorry, “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark”, which seems out to kill its stuntmen. But, really, that’s bad, but just a bump in the road, right? Everything else is lined up, right? Terrible costumes (right) and all?
Well, sure, except apparently the music isn’t synced up with the effects, the dialogue, or the plot. The scene transitions aren’t done either, which is actually hugely dangerous. Oh, also, not only are the stunts not done yet, the Department of Labor hasn’t given them the OK. Oh, yeah, and lest we forget, all this means it’s missing out on the one time of year anybody actually goes to a Broadway musical, the holiday season, and is opening in January.
Did we mention $60 million has been spent so far? We could have gotten a season of a live-action Spidey TV show that didn’t suck with that kind of money. Wait, a production by noted lunatic Julie Taymor and epic ego case Bono goes overbudget? Really? The news is so depressing Spidey has been reduced to this: