My Chemical Romance plan musical

They tell NME it will be based on their new album

My Chemical Romance plan to go the whole way with theatrical new album ‘The Black Parade’ – by turning it into a musical.

Asked whether they have plans to follow in the footsteps of mentors Green Day, who are working on movie treatments for their 2004 blockbuster ‘American Idiot’, singer Gerard Way told NME: “I think [‘The Black Parade’] needs to be something.

“If not a play then a musical. It’s such a visual thing. I think it would make a great animated film, something experimental would really work for this.”

‘The Black Parade’ concerns the premature death of a man loosely based on Way himself, and he revealed that if they did adapt the story, they would want to blur the boundaries of fact and fiction even further.

He said: “It’d also be really interesting to rewrite the script so when you make it into a movie it should be something almost totally different. There should be elements of a rock band in that, or maybe this character has a rock band. It would be cool to maybe play with the notions of what you’re making than just simply tell the story.”

Also in this week’s NME, see what happened when Mike Skinner met Pete Doherty, we see Kasabian going classical, we head to Club NME: Los Angeles with The Kooks and we review Razorlight’s UK arena tour and The Long Blondes’ debut album.

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