The Weinstein’s love for the Asians is well documented… they love to buy, abuse, shelve, and then dump onto DVD as many great Asian films as they can. Well apparently that fetish has grown tiresome as now they’re turning their predatory eyes elsewhere. Towards the children!
Variety is reporting that The Weinstein Company has joined forces with The Jim Henson Co. to produce a Fraggle Rock live action musical feature. The film will expand upon the beloved HBO series’ premise of tiny singing puppets and their slaves, the Doozers. The only real human in the show was an old fogey named Doc (?), but the film will reportedly send the Fraggles out into the real world where in a hysterical twist they’ll be mistaken for aliens! I’m not sure if there’ll be any puppet probing, but if so I’d wager Meet the Feebles did it better.
Unlike the stroke of pure genius that was the Henson Co. hiring Jason Segal for their new Muppet movie, the brain trust here has hired Corey Edwards to write and direct the film. Edwards previously directed TWC’s Hoodwinked, so he definitely knows how to make an entertaining crowd-pleaser. That was sarcasm. Hoodwinked sucked and bombed. The child inside me won’t be pleased if the Fraggles are made to do the same.
The day for worry has arrived.
In order to help you get happy again, here is the opening for the television show “Fraggle Rock”, courtesy of Slashfilm:
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