Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I appreciate the Muppets

(...on a much deeper level than you.)

As if new Transformers, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, and Ninja Turtles movies weren't enough to satisfy your 80s nostalgia itch, the wheels are in motion for Fraggle Rock: The Movie.

SlashFilm shares my relief, as well as surprise, over director Cory Edwards's aversion to "'Shrekking it up' for easy jokes," since Edwards's last (and only) movie was Hoodwinked, which seemed thoroughly Shrekked up. But - as opposed to most remakes of Things Important to My Childhood - I'm actually enthusiastic about this idea, in much the same way that I am about the forthcoming Muppet movie relaunch. It seems like both films' directors are fans genuinely interested in staying true to Jim Henson's vision...which is pretty much all a muppet fan could ask for.

All this should coincide nicely with the biopic Henson, in the works at indie studio Empire Film Group.

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