Aw, yeah...it's business time! That's right, Flight of the Conchords fans, there is a movie in the works! In an interview with Indiewire, Jemaine Clement, our favorite bespectacled half of the Kiwi comedy folk duo, confirmed that he and partner Bret McKenzie have begun writing a script! When asked if he felt he would be asked about a Flight of the Conchords movie every day for the rest of his life, Clement told Indiewire:
We have actually started writing one. But who knows if it will ever be made, we've written some notes for some different film ideas. We're not down to the stage where we're going, "The film is going to be like this," it could be this, this, this, this, this.
Okay, so they're nowhere near filming right now and all we have is confirmation that they're kicking around a few ideas but this gives us hope where there really was none before!
For those who are unfamiliar, Flight of the Conchords is a comedy folk duo from New Zealand. The duo toured and wrote songs for years before landing a show by the same name on HBO. The series only ran for two seasons but achieved cult status for their offbeat humor and songs about two Kiwi sheep herders trying to make it in the Big Apple.
After the show ended, Bret McKenzie went on to win an Oscar in 2012 for the original song, "Man Or Muppet" from The Muppets. And Jemaine Clement lent his voice to Rio and Rio 2 and can currently be seen in the comedy mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows.
Episodes of Flight of the Conchords are still available through HBOGO and available for streaming to Prime members on Amazon. If you haven't seen the show yet, GO! Go now! You'll thank me for it later.