After the Disney acquisition of Fox, Spamalot was trapped in Development Hell. It was one of several Fox projects left trapped between a brand clash and a leadership shake-up. Now an adaption of Monty Python Broadway musical has been saved by another studio.

Paramount Pictures has acquired the property locked in Casey Nicholaw to direct the film. Nicholaw choreographed the original Spamalot and was a key creative on stage versions of The Book of Mormon, Aladdin and Mean Girls.
Dan Jinks and Eric Idle will produce with Idle polishing the screenplay toi make the jump from the stage. No cast has yet been set but a 2021 production is expected.
Mike Nichols directed the original 2005 Broadway production which then jumped to the West End. It received 14 Tony Awards nominations, winning in three categories, including Best Musical. During its initial run of 1,575 performances, it was seen by more than two million people and grossed over $175 million.

Tim Curry originally starred as King Arthur in the original Broadway and West End productions. It was based on 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail.