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Friday, January 29, 2010

"Conchords" co-creator in talks to direct Muppet movie

UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Bobin has signed on. This freaky dream is now reality.

New York Magazine's Culture Vulture is reporting that "Flight of the Conchords" co-creator James Bobin is being offered the chance to direct the upcoming Muppets feature. Since he's not officially attached yet, is it too soon for me to hope for the addition of a new Muppet, say a politically incorrect dragon named Albi?

As we reported back in June of '08, the movie is being written by "How I Met Your Mother" star and Judd Apatow alum Jason Segel, and is being hyped as a relaunch of the Muppets franchise. "Involved sources" say the Disney-produced movie is looking to start shooting in late summer.

With "Conchords" officially over, this could be a chance for Bobin to break out with a hit for his first full-length directorial effort. Let's hope he's got a better manager than Murray advising him.

-- Adam Reinhard,

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