NEW YORK — “Spider-Man” is about to become a musical.
Producer Tony Adams and Marvel Comics are looking to take the comicbook-turned-hit-movie franchise and fashion it into a stage tuner.
Sources close to the project said Adams and Marvel are in talks with an eclectic group to make Spidey sing. If all goes as planned, book writer would be Neil Jordan (“The Crying Game”), and songwriters Bono and the Edge of U2. Julie Taymor is on board to direct.
Taymor is represented on Broadway with “The Lion King,” which consistently tops the box office chart after nearly seven years and is a regular sellout.
“Spider-Man” the musical would be Adams’ sophomore effort as a tuner producer. With frequent movie partner Blake Edwards, he produced the Julie Andrews starrer “Victor/Victoria” on Broadway in 1995.
Marvel Comics did not confirm the project. Adams could not be reached for comment.