A movie adaptation of the late Jim Henson’s classic TV show, Fraggle Rock, has been in development for ten years, but now finally things appear to be moving forward.
Variety reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now attached to both star and produce the film for New Regency. His involvement is a major boost to the long gestating project, and with the success of The Muppets recently, it certainly makes sense the the all singing, all dancing cave dwelling Fraggles get their chance on the big screen.
I am sure there are many of us out there who can’t wait to head down to Fraggle Rock in the big screen, and dance our cares away!
Here is what Gordon-Levitt said of his involvement:
“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,’” Gordon-Levitt said. “Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood. Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project.”
“Fraggle Rock” debuted on TV in 1983 as a co-production by British TV company Television South, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., HBO and Henson Associates. It centered on the adventures of cave-dwelling creatures called Fraggles who have to deal with the industrious Doozers and furry giants called Gorgs.
The property was set up at New Regency in 2011. Montecito Pictures is no longer involved with the project.