This article is from the Theatre FAQ, by aku@leland.Stanford.EDU (Andrew Chia-Tso Ku) with numerous contributions by others.
Boublil/Schonberg are currently working on a musical version of the
movie THE RETURN OF MARTIN GUERRE (recently remade as SOMMERSBY).
Cameron Mackintosh will produce, with an opening scheduled for spring
or summer 1996 in London. No cast has been announced but the director
will be Declan Donnellan and the designer Nick Ormerod. The
Boublil/Schonberg production is not to be confused with MARTIN GUERRE,
the Ames/Harrington musical produced at Hartford Stage in 1993
starring Patrick Cassidy and Judy Kuhn, or THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE
a musical produced in Toronto in the spring of 1993.
LES MIS movie info: Alan Parker [FAME, BUGSY MALONE, PINK FLOYD THE
WALL, BIRDY] was initially chosen by Cameron Mackintosh to direct the
movie for Tristar Pictures. Parker pulled out, as did two subsequent
directors: Bruce Beresford [DRIVING MISS DAISY, BLACK ROBE] and Richard
Attenborough [GANDHI, A CHORUS LINE - THE MOVIE]. The current credits
are as follows: David Matalon (exec. producer), Cameron Mackintosh
(producer), Chris Kenny (co-producer), Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel
Schonberg (screenplay, music, lyrics), Herbert Kretzmer (English
lyrics), and John Napier (production designer). Mackintosh is still
planning on making a movie once an appropriate director is signed.