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[13 Jul 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Johnny Depp in Talks for 'Alice in Wonderland' Sequel

While Johnny Depp's recent collaboration with Disney on The Lone Ranger wasn't quite the box office hit they had intended, it looks like the iconic actor will soon be joining forces with Disney once again. This week, it was revealed that Depp is currently finalizing a deal to appear in the upcoming sequel to Disney's live-action Alice in Wonderland.
Disney's first Alice in Wonderland film, directed by Tim Burton, was a huge box office success, bringing in over $1 billion in ticket sales. The sequel, however, will not be helmed by Burton …

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[6 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
James Bobin to Direct Period Musical ‘Tribyville’ For Disney

While production on his upcoming Muppets film is just slated to begin this month, it looks like director James Bobin already has his next collaboration with Disney lined up. It was recently announced that Bobin has signed on to direct Disney’s upcoming film Tribyville.
Film website The Wrap revealed the news of Bobin’s new partnership with Disney on the film, which has not yet been officially confirmed by Disney. Few details have been revealed about Tribyville, a period musical film Disney is currently acquiring from Gary Sanchez Productions. In addition to serving …

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[3 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Christoph Waltz In Talks to Star in ‘Muppets’ Sequel; May Start Production in January

We haven’t heard too much about the upcoming sequel to The Muppets since its announcement last spring, but recently some interesting new developments have come to light regarding this exciting project. This week, it was revealed that Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is currently in talks to star in the new film.
In the new sequel, which will be set in Europe and was described as a “comedy caper” by writer Nicholas Stoller, Waltz would be playing an Interpol inspector, who will be one of the few lead roles played by a …

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[3 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Sequel to ‘The Muppets’ In the Works, Jason Segel Not Involved

Good news, Muppet fans! Following the success of last fall’s film The Muppets, it looks like the Muppets’ next appearance on the big screen may not be too far away. Vulture.com is reporting that Disney has reached a deal with The Muppets director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller to pen a sequel to the hit film.
However, not all of the original creative team for The Muppets will be reuniting for this feature. Co-writer and star of The Muppets Jason Segel, who had perhaps the biggest influence in bringing the Muppets …

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[16 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Jason Segel to Star in Muppet Movie

Exciting news on the Best Muppet Movie Ever Made front: Jason Segel is on board as the live-action star of the film!
This news comes on the heels of other prime information, including the fact the “The Flight of the Conchords’” James Bobin will direct the film and that Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller will be scripting the movie.
You’ve seen Judd Apatow darling Jason Segel work with puppets before in his “inspired” dracula theater piece in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, so let’s hope the inspiration continues!
Additionally, Segel will produce the film with …

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[31 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]
“Flight of the Conchords” Co-Creator James Bobin to Direct Next Muppet Movie

Variety is reporting that James Bobin has chosen to helm the next Muppet Movie. This apparently represents a choice preferring this opportunity to a Judd Apatow project entitled “Bridesmaids.”
The new Muppet Movie script is written by Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segal. The duo wrote “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” a comedy that featured puppets prominently. Both the director and the writers have previously been successful with adult comedy, so the movie has the potential to be a children’s film that appeals to adults too. This is one of …