Is there a wicked curse on the big-screen production of 'Wicked'? Right now would seem like the perfect time to cook up a movie. Hollywood's currently in love with darker visions of childhood stories, and we've seen 'Alice in Wonderland' through the eyes of Tim Burton. There are actually competing 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella' projects coming our way, plans to let Maleficent shine and Catherine Hardwicke has cooked up a Twi-version of 'Little Red Riding Hood.'

What better time could there be to see 'Wicked'? It's got all the studio could want for a feature film -- a friendly film market, a growing increase in shnazzy musical numbers from the rise of 'Glee' and a built-in audience of fans.

But instead of the big-screen announcement we've been waiting for, especially after last July's rumblings, the story of Glinda and Elphaba is heading to TV.
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