I was about to open this post proclaiming how sad I was about hearing that the Fraggle Rock film was having some trouble. Then I realized that as far as movies that take my childhood memories and update them go the film industry isn’t doing so hot so maybe this news is for the best.
Corey Roberts, the director of the film, offered an update on what was going down with the movie, stating, “There’s nothing to report except that The Weinstein Company has everything they need to move forward, and the ball is in their court. They’ve talked about getting a new writer, which I’m willing to do. They’ve talked about starting over from scratch, which I’m willing to do. But I have not heard a peep from their camp in almost a year. I completely sympathize with all of you that are waiting for a movie, but let’s all remember that the next best thing to making a Fraggle movie is avoiding making a BAD ONE.”
He makes an incredibly valid point, and one that completely makes my opening statement null and void if the film ever actually gets made. He went on to relate the state of the film to a deep coma and note that he is working on other things. Both these facts point towards Fraggle Rock not getting made any time soon at all.[ComingSoon, via /Film]