Once there was a time when not one but two muppet movies were going to be hitting the screen together this year, sadly this is no longer the case. Cory Edwards (Hoodwinked) was set to write and direct the film for The Weinstein Company which then stalled after the company wanted an older and edgier movie. You don’t screw with the true classics and Edwards thought the same causing the project to stall. The last we even heard about the film from the writer/director:
“There’s nothing to report except that The Weinstein Company has everything they need to move forward, and the ball is in their court. They’ve talked about getting a new writer, which I’m willing to do. They’ve talked about starting over from scratch, which I’m willing to do. But I have not heard a peep from their camp in almost a year.”
All isn’t lost however as it seems “The Rock” has started rolling once again from the most unlikely of sources: New York city’s own Scissor Sisters.
Music Week reported earlier today that Jake Shears and Babydaddy of the disco/glam-pop band have been hired to write new music for seemingly reborn Fraggle Rock. Spirit Music, publishers of the Scissor Sisters material, also struck a deal with the Jim Henson Company to use their music and artists. Mark Fried of Spirit Music said,
“By working with them [Henson] right from the very start it means that we can make music an integral part of the film; as important and as emotionally effective as the filmmaking – helping the two to co-promote each other.”
This isn’t the Scissor Sisters first step into the world of Henson though as a few of their stage performances have incorporated designs made by the Jim Henson company. Other then that there hasn’t been anything else to report on but who really cares, Fraggle Rock is coming back.