Somehow, the feature-film adaptation of the Jim Henson Productions TV show Fraggle Rock have ended up in the hands of the writer/director of Hoodwinked, and while we haven't gotten that far down our Netflix queue yet, we're pretty sure this movie will be awful. And now we're even more certain, since the Weinstein Co. has begun to look far and wide for an "edgier" screenplay. Is "edgy" the way to go? How do you make cute children's puppets "edgier," especially the already out-there Fraggles? Here are some ideas.
File under "Cool TV Shows You Never Thought Would Be Made Into a Movie, But Kinda Always Hoped They Would": Fraggle Rock. That's right, the '80s show from the late, great Head Muppet himself, Jim Henson, is going to be made into a feature film. The musical will take the "core characters" from the show "outside of their home in Fraggle Rock, where they interact with humans, which they think are aliens." It's a lesson in cultural perspective, with puppets!