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What Does The New Fraggles Movie Need? More Edge.

Fraggle-rock Great news everyone: Fraggle Rock is probably going to suck! Writer and director Cory Edwards has been informed that his screenplay is not... edgy enough.

In an angry blog post, Edwards claims that the Weinsteins are looking for a new writer for Fraggle Rock after deciding that the current script lacks edge.

As Edwards points out on his blog, "edgy" is the note that executives give when they don't know what they want from a project, but they know that the script draft isn't taking their minds off their Xanax crash. "Edgy" is Alvin and the Chipmunks making dirty jokes. "Edgy" is some old black woman giving the finger to the camera (that's also sassy). "Edgy" is the creative cannonball that takes down the whole damn ship.

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The best comment on the blog post comes from someone named Muppet Fan, who claims to have read the script and hated it. Muppet Fan also refers to script notes that Edwards doesn't discuss, which makes me think that someone from the company may be firing back. More to the point, he wonders why Edwards is publicly badmouthing the Weinsteins on his weblog, which, anyone remember Troy Duffy?

The truth is that the Fraggle Rock television show was the very antithesis of edgy. There was a kind of stoned sweetness about the whole thing. I watched an episode the other day and I was astonished at how homegrown the show looked. The special effects have not aged well. The Gorgs, which freaked me out as a child, were clearly people in big suits jumping around. But none of that mattered, because the characters were just as endearing and instantly relatable as I remembered.

Anyway, here's hoping that Edwards and the Weinsteins get it together.

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Comments

DianaCLT

STOP THE 80s REMAKING MADNESS!

SO tired of my childhood memories being remade in craptastic fashion, and diminishing that which I cherished.

Never was a fan of Fraggle Rock. I liked my Muppets in their purest form.

However...I just learned, last night, that they're remaking Arthur! NOOOOOOO! This is sacrilege! I LOVED Arthur! Dudley Moore (RIP) IS Arthur. Russell Brand? SO NOT Arthur!

lori

This is the weirdest remake yet. I loved Fraggle Rock as a kid and this is just sad for me. Plus, how cute are the Doozers? aww.




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