The Daily Telegraph somewhat speculates that Cleese is working on the project for two reasons: one, he didn't make any money off Spamalot, because he apparently agreed to waive his royalties, thinking the musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail wouldn't do well; two, he's currently divorcing from his third wife. Tabloid gossip aside, and ignoring the fact that Cleese may have been 'taking the piss', are we ready for A Fish Called Wanda: The Musical? And if that's a success, would a Fierce Creatures: The Musical be not far behind?
Personally, I'm more supportive of the adaptations of lesser movies, because if they're bad, fewer people mind. Wanda is such a beloved comedy that it's likely to disappoint a lot of fans, but it might at least be worth the attempt just to hear a song sung by the stuttering character, Ken Pile (originated on screen by Michael Palin). Other than that, it's been too long since I last saw the movie to think how easily it'd be adapted for the stage. I do recall the steam roller scene, though, and have trouble imagining how that'd work. Anyone else have suggestions for Cleese and his daughter while they're still getting started?