Bret McKenzie Writing "Henson-y" Musical
Bret McKenzie, best known for his work with Flight of the Conchords, has been staying quite busy lately. Between his roles in The Hobbit trilogy and his Oscar-winning work as the music supervisor with the new Muppets series, McKenzie is involved in some high-profile work. Recently McKenzie spoke with Collider about his work on the film Austenland and discussion swayed towards a new film that McKenzie is working on with Muppets co-writer/director James Bobin.
“I’m in the middle of a script for a kind of—it hasn’t got a name yet but it’s a fairy tale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that,” McKenzie stated. McKenzie describes the project as very “Henson-y,” claiming it’s a live-action mixture between “The Muppets and The Princess Bride.”
The comedic musical will feature “singing dragons and monsters,” which, in fact, sounds pretty damn Henson-y. McKenzie is currently tied up with post-production for Bobin’s upcoming Muppets Most Wanted, set for a March 2014 release, but it looks like his sights are set on the completion of this promising new project.
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