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‘Sarah Marshall’ Star to Pen Next ‘Muppets’ Movie
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MuppetsThis is an interesting little story.

Apparently there’s a scene in the upcoming Judd Apatow-produced movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall in which star and co-writer Jason Segel (Slackers, Knocked Up) writes a musical rendition of Dracula which is performed by puppets. The puppets used in the film were crafted by none other than the Jim Henson Company and after filming on that project was wrapped, Segel decided to pitch the idea to Disney as the next Muppet movie, as crazy as that may sound. The pitch must have been brilliant, because it worked out and that deal is now in place and production is moving forward. Joining Segel to co-write and direct will be Nick Stoller — who also directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

This officially makes Segel and Stoller very busy men; they’re also co-writing another movie called Five-Year Engagement, with Stoller directing and Segel starring. Sounds like these two have a little something going on in the land of film.

No further details on cast or plot. You can see this duo at work in Forgetting Sarah Marshall on April 18, 2008.

[Source: Variety]

6 Comments »

  1. […] Geeks of Doom […]

    Pingback by Media Districts — March 15, 2008 @ 10:59 am

  2. Glad to see the Muppets are still around.

    Comment by Jerry — March 15, 2008 @ 2:27 pm

  3. the muppets rule – fozzy bear and the old guys are the best

    Comment by richiedude — March 15, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

  4. […] Geeks of Doom is reporting that he will be writing the new Muppets movie. The last Muppets movie was Muppets From Space in […]

    Pingback by Movie Snobs — March 29, 2008 @ 8:47 am

  5. […] Posted by The Movie God  |  April 1st, 2008 at 8:01 pm  |  Trackback Recently, we shared with you this news that Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up) and common co-worker Nick Stoller (who directed Sarah Marshall) would be working together on a new Muppet movie — and I’m sure you all scratched your heads (see Sarah Marshall Star To Pen Next ‘Muppets’ Movie). […]

    Pingback by Jason Segel Offers Up ‘Muppet’ News — April 1, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

  6. That’s great! I love Jason Segel in ‘Sarah Marshall,’ and the Dracula bit was lots of fun:)

    Comment by eryn — May 28, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

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