Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Concords, The Lord of the Rings) is a musical and comedic genius. Labyrinth, The Muppets, and The Princess Bride are in my top all time movies. What do these things have to do with each other? McKenzie is writing a “fairy-tale comedy musical” that pulls inspiration from Labyrinth, The Muppets, and The Princess Bride.
These beans were spilled during an interview for Austenland. He told the interviewer this about the project:
I’m in the middle of a script for a kind of—it hasn’t got a name yet but it’s a fairy tale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that. I’m developing and that script’s halfway through. James Bobin [co-writer and director of The Muppets] is helping me. I’m the official writer but we’re developing it. I want to make a comedy musical with singing dragons and monsters and stuff. [It’s] live-action, so it would be a mixture of The Muppets and The Princess Bride.
I’m already excited for this and I only know about a paragraph worth of information about it. But it’s Bret McKenzie, so can you really blame me?