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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Nancy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:41 am

Pigs in Space!!! :roll2:
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Lady-like Fish
I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady
No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit
La-dy-ish! Yeah!

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby mockingbird » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:51 am

jillbean wrote:Captain Link Hogthrob led the crew of Pigs In Space.

Thanks! :thumb: I don't know if I ever actually knew that, lol. That's a great name though. :lol:

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby SuzyBatt » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:27 am

This will be so much fun! For me it's a tie between the two grumpy guys in the balcony and the Swedish chef. But I'll admit I had forgotten all about Pigs in Space. Oh, must find some on You Tube NOW!

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby vmh » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:14 pm

LA Peeps: The Muppets movie is filming at Los Angeles Theatre (615 S. Broadway) today until 11 PM. The interior of this place looks incredible!

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James Bobin: “It’s like a five-year-old and a three-year-old. Jemaine’s the five-year-old, and Bret’s the three-year-old. They’re both wrong, but the five-year-old thinks he’s right.”

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:32 pm

Are any of the LA peeps gonna swing by and check it out? :)
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby vmh » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:09 am

One of the LA peeps would like to but doesn't have time. :|
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James Bobin: “It’s like a five-year-old and a three-year-old. Jemaine’s the five-year-old, and Bret’s the three-year-old. They’re both wrong, but the five-year-old thinks he’s right.”

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Venus » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:06 am

The Muppet Movie has been moved from Christmas 2011 to Thanksgiving 2011 (November 23rd 2011) according to here. The earlier, the better. 8)
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Red » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:52 am

Sweet!! :D

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:40 pm

This is good news!!! Thanks, V. I hope they release some trailers even sooner and we get a sample of the music. :heart:
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Venus » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:07 pm

Conchords star flies south for new film

Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie - fresh from writing songs for The Muppet Movie – has landed one of his biggest film roles, in a comedy to be shot in Southland next month.

The Wellington actor and musician will star in Two Little Boys alongside Australian comedian Hamish Blake, best known for the TV series Hamish and Andy.

The film, set in Invercargill and the Catlins, will be directed by Robert Sarkies, who has co-written the script with brother Duncan Sarkies, based on the Duncan Sarkies novel of the same name.

It is the first time the Wellington-based brothers have worked on a film together since their breakout hit Scarfies in 1999.

McKenzie told The Dominion Post he had been offered parts in American movies, but had turned them down because he did not think their scripts up to scratch. But the Sarkies' screenplay impressed. "I've read a lot of scripts and this is by miles the best script I've read so it's really exciting."

In Two Little Boys, McKenzie plays Nige and Blake is Deano, his recently estranged best mate. Their long-term friendship is put under pressure by "an unfortunate accident" involving a hot meat pie, a ginger cat and the untimely death of a Scandinavian football star.

McKenzie said that though it was a comedy, it had a more dramatic edge than his previous roles.

"The film is far more extreme. It does things we would never do in Conchords. "Nige accidentally runs over a Scandinavian backpacker and it's about him and his friend Deano trying to get rid of the body." The film was set in the early 1990s. "It's pre-internet, pre-cellphones. New Zealand was isolated at that time in a way that it isn't any more ... I imagine Invercargill [then] was another step towards nowhere."

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt will play the city's mayor.

McKenzie has spent the past few months in Los Angeles as music supervisor for The Muppet Movie, due for release next year. He has contributed several songs.

"It was really unexpected. We were in the studio recording Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. It was a very surreal experience."


McKenzie said he and Jemaine Clement also wanted live Flight of the Conchords shows in New Zealand next year, but it would depend on schedules. Clement has been working on Men in Black III.

Boy star and director Taika Waititi, who starred in Scarfies and directed episodes of Flight of the Conchords, is to direct the pilot for an American remake of British sitcom The Inbetweeners. The British series was co-written by Iain Morris, who also wrote some Flight of the Conchords episodes.

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Several songs! :biggrin:
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:41 pm

Lovely! :whitey: I wonder if he is performing the musical accompaniment himself for Kermit and Miss Piggy?

Oh, I'm glad (and not surprised) that he's being picky about the scripts being offered. :nod: :clap: Though, I don't want him to be too picky... :wink:
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Venus » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:02 pm

Walt Disney Pictures releases The Muppets Movie Synopsis

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On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets‘ former stomping grounds.

To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino house band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.

With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

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* Funnyman Jason Segel (TV’s “How I Met Your Mother,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) stars in, co-writes and executive produces “The Muppets.”
* “The Muppets” is directed by James Bobin, who was a director/writer/EP for HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords.”
* Kermit received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002. His song “The Rainbow Connection” was nominated for an Academy Award®.
* Bret McKenzie, who starred in, wrote for and served as composer for HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” is the music supervisor for “The Muppets,” as well as the writer/producer on some of the songs, which include big Muppet-style opening and closing numbers.
* It’s been 11 years since the Muppets’ last big-screen feature film.

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:20 pm

"the Moopets" :lol: It makes me think of the Flute of the Commodores.

Woot! Bret is the music supervisor as well as a song writer/producer. That's a bit better than sandwich artist. :biggrin:
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