Details on new Muppets movie emerge!


The first plot details from the upcoming Muppets movie, modestly titled The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time, have emerged.

The film will bring the Muppets out of retirement and back into the world of show business. The Playlist has a brief synopsis of the picture from an unnamed source.

“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.”

We first learned that Jason Segel (screenwriter and star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall) would pen a new Muppets movie back in March of 2008. His Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller now has a co-writer credit on the picture. The duo are well versed in the world of puppetry, with one of the major plotlines in Sarah Marshall following the desire of Segel’s character to stage a puppet musical.

Disney intend to begin production of The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time mid-2010. James Bobin, co-creator and director of the television show Flight of the Conchords, will helm the movie.

Discuss: This project was formerly titled The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made. Which title do you prefer?

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