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Oscar-Winner Bret McKenzie Isn't Ready To Part Ways With Puppets Yet

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08/12/2013 10:27 pm
Oscar-Winner Bret McKenzie Isn't Ready To Part Ways With Puppets Yet

Jacob Elyachar
Staff Writer

Flight of the Concords star Bret McKenzie has eyes set on creating a musical.

Digital Spy and NME confirmed that Academy Award-winning songwriter is currently creating a “fairytale comedy musical” based on the 1980s cult classic Labyrinth, which featured iconic rocker David Bowie, actress Jennifer Connelly, and puppets from the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

“I’m in the middle of a script. It hasn’t got a name yet but it’s a fairy tale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that.” Said McKenzie, in an interview with Collider.

McKenzie has also recruited a familiar face to help him out with this film: The Muppets director and co-writer James Bobin.

"I’m developing and that script’s halfway through. 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.”

You can catch McKenzie’s and Bobin’s new film Muppets Most Wanted in theatres next March.


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