South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with an underrated assist from Avenue Q creator Robert Lopez, conquered Broadway with the foul-mouthed and heartwarming show, The Book of Mormon. Now, the duo have confirmed to EW that they plan to adapt their Broadway hit into a feature film. “Hopefully it will have a big run and a big tour and then we can do the movie in several years,” says Parker, which pretty much makes this a done deal, right?
Here’s where things get a bit interesting, however. Stone admits the trio behind the Broadway hit will do all of the film work themselves, as it should be. “The great thing is, a lot of Broadway teams would have to go team up with a Hollywood producer and bring on a Hollywood director, but Trey’s a director and Scott [Rudin]’s a great producer. We’ve all made movies. So it’s kind of cool, it can stay in the same family.” There’s no timetable for a film adaptation, but Book of Mormon has been such a huge success it feels like this would happen within a few years time to capitalize on the show’s buzz. [via HuffPost]