Back in 2005, The Jim Henson Company announced that there would be a Fraggle Rock movie in production but nothing ever came to light, now it appears Looper star Joseph Gordon-Levitt will work with Lisa Henson, to produce and star in a new official movie! Fraggle Rock was a show which featured the tiny muppets (Fraggles) who lived and explored in their underground home, Fraggle Rock, alongside the Doozers. Sounds nuts, right? What do you expect from The Muppets?
Here’s what Joseph Gordon-Levitt had to say about the project; “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock’. 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”.
Fraggle Rock was before my time, so I’m pretty clueless as to just how much of a demand there is for a feature film but with Gordon-Levitt behind the project, there’s potential for a fun family flick. There are no other details as to who else might be involved or exactly what narrative there could be, but keep an eye out for more information as it comes in!