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In Development: Henson's Fraggle Rock Movie

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I hope it is not a relaunch as well. I never thought about that. I just assumed it would be a continuation.
  2. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    But the people involved said that they may have to retell the origin, considering that it has be so long since the Fraggles were in the public eye.
  3. IgorPonweed

    IgorPonweed New Member

    There was an origin? I think there's not a need to explain where the fraggles came from. All they need to do is show up, really. (If there was an origin, feel free to imagine me posting this icon again and again. :o )
  4. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    But, so far as we know, the Rock itself is rather timeless (at least from our perspective). You don't need a huge origin story. You could still have a main plot with flashbacks and references to flesh things out. It's not like FR was all THAT dependent on their origins: and what origin would you talk about anyway? Proto-Fraggles? The ancient Fraggles when they had leaders? Or would you describe the Rock Fraggles separating from the Cave (actually, that might make a cool flashback)? Is the Weeba beast important? Why sum up the series' plot if you're going to have the F5 go out into Outer Space on an independent adventure anyway? Doc wasn't a big part of their lives until the end. He and Sprocket were just there. There's no reason we can't have the same concept with other Silly Creatures. If it is a sequel, you can reference the Gorg hostility without re-hashing it. After all, that'd be some grudge if anyone even cares about old hostilities 20-something years after the fact -- oh, wait, I live in the South ... never mind. j/k

    My point is we didn't find out everything about FR in the pilot -- so there's no need to bring it up and spell it out in the movie.
  5. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    I meant origin, as in how the show started and how we met the core characters.
  6. Mr Devco

    Mr Devco New Member

    Is Ahmet still doing it? His name isn't listed on IMDB in any form
  7. IgorPonweed

    IgorPonweed New Member

    I'm pretty sure he is.
  8. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    IMDB is quite unreliable anyway, given that it's incomplete and inaccurate. I mean, for WWE alone, it lists Triple H under that stage name & under his real name of Paul Micheal Levesque, but forgets to do the same for Mark William Calaway (The Undertaker).
  9. RL4422

    RL4422 New Member

    It's about time! I have been trying to get my niece and nephew hooked. They are hooked on those horrible Wiggles... what happened to GOOD childhood television :) Hopefully this will bring them back to life for this generation! :coy:
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If you check out the second thread "Weinstine rolls out with Fraggle Film" you'll see he really WASN'T behind the finished script. he's actually credited (and still is) for the main treatment of the film... the basic storyline. The second writer is basically there to fill in the dialogue and flush the script out fuller.
  11. PsycadelicShack

    PsycadelicShack New Member

    WOW! Definitely seeing that! I watch Fraggle Rock with every chance I get!
  12. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Just as long as the film has a Fraggle feel, I'll be ready to "dance...cares away" again.
  13. Yorick

    Yorick Active Member

    The show was so amazing, that I fear the film will lose something in the translation to whatever "today's entertainment" is supposed to feel like. And since my favorite episode is the last one, and they both play such important roles in it, I highly doubt I could watch it without Jerry Nelson or Gerry Parkes. It just wouldn't feel right to me. Any folks from the original crew that we're lucky enough to still have with us, I would love to have involved in the film, as long as they can, and are interested.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    While I've gone from "This Movie's gonna happen" to "this movie might just happen, I hope," the one thing that was stated multiple times by the writer of the script in his own blog is that he wants to do a Fraggle Film in a way that will make the fans happy. He renounced (or is it denounced?) any claims that they would "Shrek it up" (in his words) and he wants to keep it as timeless as possible. He says there will only be one small celebrity cameo, and it' nothing like MFS, VMX, or Oz. Everything he said about the film for the year and a half it was in pre-preproduction gives me hope as a fan he wants to recapture the show as best as he can (the only things that need to be changed are basically TV to Film, half hour to 90 minutes plot technicalities) and we're not going to get some crummy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs/Shark Tale type deal out of this.

    So stay patient for that... I'm more worried that they're having all this problems with Weinstine trying to fund it.
  15. Yorick

    Yorick Active Member

    Very good to hear! Thanks for the info! :) And as you say, now we just have to hope for the best with the funding and the film happening in general, as long as we know it's in good hands.
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I still cannot WAIT to see this movie. It's gunna be huge! Fact.

    Go Fraggles!
  17. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Does anyone want to speculate on the one celebrity cameo?
  18. zns

    zns Active Member

    I'm more excited for the Fraggles than a celebrity cameo. But it would still be nice to see someone famous make a small appearance. :smirk::excited::coy:

  19. I agree! I LOVE seeing Red and hearing her voice again! Im so excited to see how they all sound and look! :excited: :coy: :smirk:
  20. Nekoshema

    Nekoshema Member

    when i first found out about the movie [in november i think] i think my overjoy of seeing them again overshadowed reality that it won't be the same. first of all richard's dead, jerry's dead, and i heard from my sister one of the female muppeteers died too.

    but whatever, as long as I can see Gobo, Mokey, Wimbly, Boober, Red, the Gorgs, Doc and Sprocket [and the replacement muppeteers at least TRY to do the voices] i'll be happy. [seeing Mokey, Boober and Junior again will make me so happy. the Fraggles mean so much to my childhood :excited::coy::smirk:]


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