Now that The Muppets proved to be both a big success and worthy of the sequel treatment, other studios have finally started moving on their own Jim Henson-based projects — as small as that number may actually be. Thus, seven months after the rights were picked up by New Regency, it’s been announced that James Byrkit (Rango) and Alex Manugian (a voice in Rango) are getting underway on the screenplay for a Fraggle Rock film set up at New Regency; The Jim Henson Company and Montecito Pictures are producing. [THR]
The cult, musical series focused on “a group of cave-dwelling puppet creatures called Fraggles,” who live in the same eco-system as “small industrious creatures named Doozers, who live in the caves, and the Gorgs, furry giants who look at Fraggles as nuisances.” There’s a variety of other creatures — some of whom come from our own world — music, fun, radishes, important examples, and plenty of bizarreness to accompany it. Don’t ask me how you turn it into a film, but some of the fun genre subversion that was out in full-force during Rango could, in that sense, be well-utilized in Fraggle Rock. All I really want? Actual puppets.
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