Jason Segel’s Muppet Movie Plot Revealed
At Christmas we overindulged in pretty much everything while we sat down to watch every Christmas movie the tellybox had to throw at us. But the only film we were interested in seeing was The Muppet Christmas Carol, because no one does good old family fun like the Muppets.
So imagine our excitement when we got an update of the latest Muppet movie to come our way. The film is being written by Forgetting Sarah Marshall star and director, Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller respectively, and helmed by Flight of The Conchord’s director, James Bobin.
The film is now going to be called The Greatest Muppet Movie Of All Time. Hmmm, overestimating our abilities there Jason? Only time will tell and hopefully we’ll get more news as Disney aim for a Summer shooting schedule
A source told ThePlaylist blog about the plot of the film but wouldn’t hand over the actual screenplay. Selfish so-and-so.
“The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time” is about Gary, Mary, and Walter (a man, his girlfriend, and the man’s life-long nondescript, brown puppet best friend) getting the old Muppet gang — now retired entertainers known for the same Muppet show we know them from — together to save the TV studio that the original show was shot in.
A villain, Tex Richman (nice name, on par with Doc Hopper), bent on drilling for oil underneath the studio, is due to take over the studio in weeks and the only way to stop him? Putting on a show that draws ten million viewers.
The film will be a musical with some big production numbers but the question on everybody’s lips? Will Piggy and Kermit finally just get it on already? OK, that may cross the line from family fun into naughtiness but I think we’d all pay to see that.