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Rango Writer Gets Down At Fraggle Rock

Paris Hilton With A Fraggle Rock Character

It's finally happening!!

Fraggle Rock — which has been stuck in development hell for years — is getting a script!!

Rango writer Jim Byrkit and newcomer Alex Manugian will team up to transform the musical muppet kids show into a full-length feature for New Regency films.

We already told you Scissor Sisters will do the soundtrack and now another huge piece of the puzzle is falling into place! Yes!!

We can't believe it's been almost 30 years since Jim Henson first danced our cares away with those lovable Fraggles!

Do U think they can sweet-talk Rango star Johnny Depp into making an appearance??

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The Weinsteins Are Headed To Broadway

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Last we heard about the Weinsteins, they were totally giving the shaft to the Fraggle Rock movie.

We thought it was due to their foray into the video game industry, but now it looks like they've got another new venture which could be keeping them quite busy: producing plays for Broadway!

For their first theatre project, the Weinsteins are developing a musical based on 2004's Finding Neverland, which starred Johnny Depp as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie.

Other films that Bob and Harvey are looking to bring to Broadway include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Chocolat, and Cinema Paradiso.

We'll try to be cautiously optimistic about some of these, but it's tough not to be skeptical.

Chocolat and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were two of the best films that came out in 2000 - treat them with care, boys!

And for the sake of film lovers everywhere who grew up watching Cinema Paradiso, please don't ruin it! The film won the Oscar for best Foreign Language film in 1990, and we know it has a special place in the hearts of lots of people.

Keep that in mind while moving forward, Weinsteins! Thanks!

Would U like to see the Weinsteins adapt some of their classic films into Broadway productions?

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Boo! Weinsteins Ignoring The Fraggle Rock Movie!

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We wish the Weinsteins would give us the chance to dance our cares away once again!

We were SO excited to report that a Fraggle Rock live-action musical movie was on the way…back in 2008!

Now, several years later, Fraggle Rock: The Movie director Cory Edwards is ready to move forward, but the Weinstein Company has been totally ignoring him!

Here's what Edwards had to say about it on his blog:

Many, many, many of you have repeatedly asked for some kind of update on the Fraggle Rock movie. The truth is, I got nothin’. There’s nothing to report except that The Weinstein Company has everything they need to move forward, and the ball is in their court. They’ve talked about getting a new writer, which I’m willing to do. They’ve talked about starting over from scratch, which I’m willing to do. But I have not heard a peep from their camp in almost a year.

I completely sympathize with all of you that are waiting for a movie, but let’s all remember that the next best thing to making a Fraggle movie is avoiding making a BAD ONE. So at least we’re doing that. Until something new happens to awaken the project from its deep coma, we can at least enjoy the untainted TV series on DVD and The Hub Network. As for me, I’m already working on new things. I hope you’ll stick around and check in here… I’ll be announcing my next project very, very soon.

Obviously the Weinsteins are going to do whatever they want to do, but in our opinion, we'd say they should give this delightful franchise a little bit of time, and maybe let Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft deal with video games….

Just sayin'!

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