I stumbled on this today, have you guys heard anything about it? http://www.cbc.ca/artsCanada/stories/ring290503 Lord of the Rings musical set for London stage Last Updated 2003-05-29 ArtsCanada LONDON - J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy - successfully adapted to the big screen - is now being developed into a musical for the London stage. The budget for the production is set at $20.6 million, making it the most expensive stage project in the history of British theatre. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang holds that distinction with production costs of $14.5 million. The show, which has been in development for 18 months, is set to open in 2005. Casting is scheduled for early 2004. The musical will attempt to repeat the success of the theatrical versions of the popular series. Director Peter Jackson's films,The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, are in the top 10 most successful films of all time. The third film in the trilogy The Return of the King is due to be released December 17th.