Bret McKenzie writing Labyrinth-style fairytale musical comedy
If you like laughing, great music or fun fantasy, then we have a feeling this news is going to get you more than a little excited. Once he’s wrapped work on writing a host of new songs for Muppets Most Wanted, musical maestro and funnyman Bret McKenzie has revealed he’s writing a Labyrinth-style fairytale musical comedy that he’s billed as ‘a mixture of The Muppets and The Princess Bride’. Since going it alone without Flight Of The Conchords co-creator Jemaine Clement, McKenzie’s made a successful move to Hollywood. Not only has he nabbed a part in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy (reprising a blink-and-miss it role in LOTR), but he nabbed an Oscar for his stellar work on the first The Muppets. Speaking to Collider, he revealed that he’s now working with The Muppets’ director James Bobin to create a new musical adventure that sounds, on paper, pretty darn perfect. “I’m in the middle of a script for a kind of – it hasn’t got a name yet but it’s a fairytale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that.” “James Bobin’s helping me. I’m the official writer but we’re developing it. I want to make a comedy musical with singing dragons and monsters and stuff. [It's] live-action, so it would be a mixture of The Muppets and The Princess Bride.” Take our money now.
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