Saturday, January 30, 2010

Flight of the Conchords Co-Creator James Bobin To Direct 'The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made'

UPDATE: Heat Vision confirms that Bobin will direct the new Muppets Movie.

Holy flip, this could be the greatest cinematic pairing of all time! It is no secret we at Flick News love Flight Of The Concords and we love the Muppets. So which is best? Only one way to find out... put them together.

NyMag Vulture has the scoop that James Bobin, who co-created the Conchords TV series is being offered the director's chair today for Walt Disney Pictures’ next Muppet movie. A Disney insider tells Vulture that while no deal has been finalised, "the movie is James' to direct — if he wants it." Neither the studio nor Bobin's reps at Creative Artists would comment, but involved sources say that the plan is to put the film into production by late summer.

Bobin has also been offered the directing duties for 'Bridesmaids', a Judd Apatow comedy co-written by Saturday Night Live’s (and epileptic dog owner) Kristen Wiig, a film about two women battling to plan their friend’s wedding party.

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody