Rick Astley: The Musical
2009-02-02 by Nick Butler EMERITUS | 19 Comments

Seems like Hollywood is about to get RickRoll'd.

Astley has revealed that he has finishing writing a musical based around his songs, and is currently touting it in the film industry. "My wife's now a movie producer so I read a lot of scripts and I'm really passionate about films", he explained. "One day I thought, 'Well, why don't I write one?' And it turned into a musical - but not for the stage. It's dominated by the songs I've written - they tell the stories - so I hooked up with a guy in California and we wrote the script together. We're at the point of speaking to a few different agents and getting people to read. I'm not fooling myself - nothing may come of it and I totally understand that, but as a process I have loved it".

If commissioned, it would represent a major step for Astley, who has largely shied away from the public eye since the peak of his fame in the 1980s.

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Asiatic667
February 2nd 2009

4647 Comments


Who?

Mikedrummer
February 2nd 2009

276 Comments


I hooked up with a guy in California


Saw it coming.

irving297
February 2nd 2009

32 Comments


never gonna give you up...

classic.

elephantREVOLUTION
February 2nd 2009

2733 Comments


when will this madness end? how far can the rickroll go? will we be seeing rick astley for president soon?

poweroftheweez
February 2nd 2009

1290 Comments


this should be incredibly gay.

bastard
February 2nd 2009

3435 Comments


rick loll

Spamue1G
February 2nd 2009

1292 Comments


Someone needs to come up with the biggest rick-roll ever... I'll never get bored of new rick-rolls

Steerpike
February 2nd 2009

1859 Comments


Well, that does it. The mutants at 4chan have won.

TheStarclassicTreatment
February 2nd 2009

2910 Comments


Someone needs to come up with the biggest rick-roll ever

Apparently there was some dude demonstrating a load of plasma screens in some building somewhere who started playing Never Gonna Give You Up, thus giving him the biggest Rick Roll ever.

Poet
February 2nd 2009

5920 Comments


Well it got played at the Mets game, and the Macy's Day Parade. So millions got RickRolled at that.

dukes
February 2nd 2009

133 Comments


i was pretty impresed with the rick roll at the thanksgiving or christmas day parade in new york, or there was one at a baseball game where fans voted for a song and that one won

Edit:damn, im too slowThis Message Edited On 02.02.09

Essence
February 2nd 2009

3577 Comments


Macy's day parade also had Rick personally sing... so.. that one wins. So far, Rick Astley is responsible for the biggest rickroll ever.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2009

20855 Comments


He's "never gonna give this up, he's never gonna let us down".

PanasonicYouth
February 2nd 2009

7411 Comments


Anonymous will be pleased....
I will relay the news with most haste.

xNintendoCorex
February 2nd 2009

1272 Comments


haha yes! amazing

Spamue1G
February 3rd 2009

1292 Comments


I'm talking a national scale rick-roll... perhaps a breaking news report that tells everyone about a new deadly disease and tells them to watch the news at a certain time, where they play the video. Crap idea, I know, but something like that.

AggravatedYeti
February 3rd 2009

7684 Comments


*sigh*

SynGates
February 3rd 2009

2467 Comments


I was planning to massively advertise a fake new BOTAR album via their site and then leak it right away and have all the mp3s be never gonna give you up

but that would be extremely hard/ a dm

BroRape
February 4th 2009

803 Comments


dammit. i was going to be the one with the witty one-liner about him hooking up with a guy in california.



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