Friday, March 14, 2008

In case you didn't think Judd Apatow had taken over everything

Who couldn't use more Muppets in their life? Variety had some strange news about Judd Apatow alum and writer/star of the new Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jason Segel (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up), being tapped to write a new Muppet movie, to be directed by Marshall helmer Nick Stoller.

Assuming it would move Kermit & Co. into new territory while staying true to the Jim Henson tone, I could get on board with this. The series could certainly use a reinvigoration (Muppet Treasure Island, anyone?), and the move is a risk, which is kind of what they were all about in the days of The Muppet Show and The Muppet Movie...

UPDATE: Segel on his vision for the movie.

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3 comments:

Lindsey said...

I can't lie, I love Muppet Treasure Island.

John Potter said...

Perhaps I should reserve judgment, since I actually haven't seen it. The 90s movies (and TV movies since) just seem uninspired. But maybe I should check it out, after all...

Jelani Greenidge, a.k.a G*Natural said...

Never saw Muppet Treasure Island. Muppets in Space was okay but not great. I think J-App (is that not the worst nickname ever? I think I must continue using it) will do well with this, though. He's good at taking risks but still imbuing his work with a good sense of gravitas.

Good lookin' JP