Flight of the Conchords

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Bret McKenzie took home an Oscar the first time he tussled with puppets, working as the music supervisor on 2011’s The Muppets. Naturally, he signed up for seconds, serving in the same capacity for the upcoming Muppets Most Wanted, but apparently, the Flight of Conchords co-frontman wants to continue thumbing through Jim Henson’s back-catalog for inspiration… sorta.

In a new interview with Collider, McKenzie talked up another project that he is working on with James Bobin (the director of both Muppet revival movies and also 11 Flight of Conchords episodes), one that McKenzie compared to Labyrinth, Henson’s David Bowie starring dark fantasy.

“I’m in the middle of a script for a kind of—it hasn’t got a name yet but it’s a fairy tale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that. I’m developing and that script’s halfway through. James Bobin’s helping me. I’m the official writer but we’re developing it. I want to make a comedy musical with singing dragons and monsters and stuff.  [It’s] live-action, so it would be a mixture of The Muppets and The Princess Bride.”

Obviously, this is still in the formative stages, but those comparables and McKenzie’s work with the Conchords makes this one to watch, even if it isn’t the Labyrinth-era David Bowie filled space party that we all desperately want and need.

Source: Collider

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