Glee Heading to the Big 3-D

Show stars' North American tour will be filmed for a movie to be released this summer

By Marianne Garvey May 04, 2011 8:33 PMTags
Glee CastAdam Rose/FOX

Attention, Gleeks. Get ready for a slushee in your very own face.

Glee is heading to the big screen in 3-D. And it will be hitting a theater near you this summer.

So how'd they turn around a movie so fast?

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Creator Ryan Murphy has teamed with 20th Century Fox's movie division to film the cast's North American tour and turn it into a flick in time for summer vacation. (Kings of Leon, Dave Grohl get your tickets now!)

The movie's purpose (besides raking in more dough for the producers and stars) is to give fans a chance to see it if they couldn't nab tickets to the live version, or aren't anywhere near a tour stop, or just want to see their favorite characters sing Britney Spears songs over and over again. 

"This tour was all about going out and performing for our amazing fans who have supported our show from the beginning, but due to the limited time we had to travel during our hiatus, there were only so many cities we could get to before we had to resume work on the television series," said Murphy. "We knew that not every fan who wanted to attend a concert would get that opportunity."

Murphy said the show will transform into "full three-dimensional glory" and he promises a "passionate" movie experience that will have Gleeks dancing in the aisles.

The cast will belt out fan favorites like "Teenage Dream," "I'm a Slave 4 U" and, yes, the show's original anthem, "Don't Stop Believin'."

The concerts, which wrap in June here before moving on to the U.K., went on sale in February, and there are still some tickets available for certain venues. The movie is due out Aug. 12 and will have a 14-day run.