Every once in a while information coming out of Hollywood about certain projects can erase the memories of bad remake attempts! First, news came that Disney would be materializing a new Muppet film, entitled The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made with a script co-written by Jason Segel (Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Then, as if Disney execs had a sudden urge to produce films that have the potential to be...oh I don't know...great, it was revealed yesterday that co-creator of the hit HBO show Flight of the Conchords and director/co-writer of Ali G in da USA James Bobin could possibly be signed on to direct the film.
I, for one, hope old Bobin refuses whatever other offers he may have on the table and mans up about the Muppets. You take your beloved classic characters like Kermit and Fozzie Bear, filter them through the mind of Jason Segel--him being a member of the Golden House of Apatow ensures at least SOMEONE will see the movie--and put them under the knife of Bobin, whose past workguarantees Henson's creations won't be completely without an edge in his hands and you've got a movie that'll have just the right amount of witty, bizarre adventures and weird whimsy that audiences of all ages can enjoy.