Flight of the Conchords: Is it Movie Time?
Tell the Talking Stove to keep it on the down low: Bret and Jemaine - the (real and) fictional folk duo from "Flight of the Conchords" – are making moves towards a movie.
As The Hollywood Reporter shares from an interview with Bret McKenzie, the team behind the HBO two-season hit is going to try.
“We just need a story,” McKenzie said.
He continued to joke, "I'm gonna go back to New Zealand tomorrow, maybe film it next week. And then edit it the week after. I don't know how familiar you are with movies, but there's a lot of behind the scenes stuff that could take one or two weeks. And then, probably in about a month we'll have a premiere."
McKenzie wrote several songs for "The Muppets," including "Life's a Happy Song" (see below). The movie also happens to be directed by ‘Conchords’ co-creator James Bobin, so the chances of the singing Kiwis being able to secure financial backing for a film is looking good.
Just like their characters on the television show, the ‘Conchords’ have been charting the ebbs and flows of career establishment post-HBO.
Jemaine Clement has secured roles in "Despicable Me," "Dinner for Schmucks" and "Rio." McKenzie, under a lower profile, has continued work with Peter Jackson Down Under, and landed a small role as Elf Linder in "The Hobbit" movies.
According to StarPulse, Bobin is game to direct and it’s only a matter of time.
"I'd love to do it. It's just a question of what it would be and when we would do it, but I'm sure because that's what I want to make happen at some point."
Watch Bret McKenzie of "Flight of the Conchords" sing a duet with Kermit the Frog: