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'Rango' Collaborators Jim Byrkit & Alex Manugian Hired To Write Long-Developing 'Fraggle Rock' Movie

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 31, 2012 10:57 AM
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After years spent in development purgatory (everyone from Ahmet Zappa to "Hoodwinked" writer/director Cory Edwards have worked on the project, from as far back as 2006), it finally looks like the "Fraggle Rock" movie, based on the beloved Jim Henson series, will make it to the big screen. Last year New Regency got the project going again, and just yesterday the Hollywood Reporter revealed that a pair of screenwriters have been secured – Jim Byrkit and Alex Manugian, who both worked on last year's Oscar-winning animated western "Rango."

New Regency Takes On Troubled 'Fraggle Rock'; Cory Edwards Unsure If He's Still On Board

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 2:28 AM
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Can New Regency succeed where The Weinstein Company (gave up) and eventually failed? We'll soon see, as the rights to the long developing "Fraggle Rock" expired over at Harvey's house, with Deadline revealing that New Regency has picked up the reins in a project that is now starting over from scratch.

Scissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears & Guitarist Babydaddy To Write Music For 'Fraggle Rock' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2011 3:00 AM
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Huh. So it appears that the "Fraggle Rock" film is moving along, despite the doom and gloom forecasted by writer/director Cory Edwards this spring. As you might recall, Edwards took to his blog a few months back saying that The Weinstein Company were pretty much stalling on the movie, the project was in a "deep coma" and he was effectively move on to something else while the studio figured out what to do. This followed reports last summer in which Edwards said he was “struggling to stay in control of my own movie” and that The Weinstein Company wanted a new writer to take on the project to make it “edgier.” Well, it appears it has found some edge.

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