Hey guys, Jana here,
It was just a matter of time before the beloved Jim Henson show got the live-action adaptation and it appears it’s time. I’m so excited Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going to produce and star in this movie for New Regency, The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson.
A big screen adaptation of the nostalgic puppet series created by the late Jim Henson has been on a low burner for close to 10 years, according to Variety, but JGL’s excitement should see the spurs get put to the project now. Most of us are familiar with ‘Fraggle Rock‘, it’s a property of HBO and began gaining fans since it’s debut in 1983. In fact, HBO was a channel only for films at the time, so the Fraggle’s being aired broke the ice as its first series which indirectly means Tony Soprano wouldn’t have had a home if it hadn’t been for Gobo Fraggle.
“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,’” Gordon-Levitt said. “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.”