There have been talks, for quite a while, about a Fraggle Rock movie. Now it looks like they are going to get the ball rolling on this project.
THR just announced that Jim Byrkit(co-writer of Rango) and Alex Manugian have been hired to write the script for the movie version of the much loved Jim Hensen TV show. For those of you that were not able to watch the original show, here is a little synopsis of what you are missing:
Initially a Canadian series that became a hit internationally (in the U.S. it played on HBO), Rock told the adventures of a group of cave-dwelling puppet creatures called Fraggles. In their lives are a race of small industrious creatures named Doozers, who live in the caves, and the Gorgs, furry giants who look at Fraggles as nuisances.
I am a huge fan of this franchise and I can’t wait to take my kids to see this movie. I am crossing my fingers that this project is done well. No matter what, seeing the characters will draw up awesome nostalgic feelings for me. I just hope that the fun characters and stories translate to today’s youth. Until next time, let us know what you think.