In another bit of news from the D23 convention this past weekend (which I’m just getting around to posting thanks to a nice bout of Strep, no fun.), Disney officially announced the theatrical return of THE MUPPETS!
The new flick, which has no official release date thus far, will be titled The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made.
Based on a script by Forgetting Sarah Marshall star/Apatow Clan member/all around awesome dude Jason Segel, the film is apparently built around an unused story idea from Jim Henson, where Gonzo blows the movie budget on the opening credits, and then the rest of the film is shot on the same backlot, which is poorly disguised as the locations for the rest of the film.
Sounds great to me! As a child of the Muppet generation, I personally cannot wait for Kermit, Fozzie and the gang to be back on screen. Let’s just hope that if there are celebrity cameos (a Muppet staple), they’re of the Jason Segel/Seth Rogan variety, and not say…Heidi & Spencer. Ugh.
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