Bret McKenzie, the non-sideburned half of Flight of the Conchords, is writing his first movie. The comedian/actor/musician tells Collider that he's in the early stages of writing a script for "a fairy tale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that … with singing dragons and monsters and stuff." James Bobin, who McKenzie has worked with on Flight of the Conchords and The Muppets, is helping to develop the script, but McKenzie is writing it solo. McKenzie adds that the project is "live-action, so it would be a mixture of The Muppets and The Princess Bride."
Bret McKenzie recently finished working as music supervisor on the sequel Muppets [...]
Still sad about that Bill Hicks letter? Not anymore you're not! Pow! "Life's A Happy Song," written by Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie for The Muppets and featuring Feist and Mickey Rooney, is maybe the most powerful extra-grade cheerfulness rocket in the world this morning. (You can also listen to the new "Muppet Show Theme," which includes vocals from Joanna Newsom.) Seriously, stay off this website today if your emotions are fragile, because we are just taking them and whipping them around on a roller coaster of total despair and exuberant happiness. Uh-oh. I'm strapped into the roller coaster and I can't stop listening to this song! [...]
So, here's a high-res image of the creators and stars of The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made. It's fun! It's got all the Muppets in it, Jason Segel, director James Bobin, and co-writer Nick Stoller. But the most exciting part of the picture? It's what I cropped for you right here, Mr. Bret McKenzie from the late (at least in terms of the TV show), great Flight of the Conchords. Bret and Muppets! I am very, very on board with this movie. Here's the full shot: