For over a decade now there’s been talk of a live-action Fraggle Rock movie, but despite a lot of talk it’s never actually seemed close to happening. However sometimes it needs the clout of a big name to get things happening, and hopefully that’ll happen now as Variety reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed up to produce and star.
Gordon-Levitt says, “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock. 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.”
There’s not too much info other than that, such as who might direct and whether they’re bringing on new writers, or indeed when we might get to see the movie. There’s also no info about who Joseph might play, or indeed whether he’ll voice a Fraggle or be a live-action character.
Hopefully though the addition of Gordon-Levitt means the film will actually go somewhere this time.