Fraggle Rock Movie Coming

Is nothing sacred in the world known as Hollywood cash garbs? Don’t answer that. Apparently we are getting a live action Fraggle Rock movie weather we want it or not. To be honest with you I’m surprised that Michale Bay’s name isn’t attached to this movie. Don’t get me wrong, I was (and still am) a huge fan of Fraggle Rock. It was wholesome, entertaining TV for the whole family which is what makes me worried about this live action movie.

So far all we know is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is signed on to star in the actual movie and that The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson are involved with the production. Hopefully that means that they will stay true to the original vision that Jim Henson had and not try to make them more edgy for today’s generation. Honestly I think that is my biggest fear for this movie since we’ve already seen Hollywood ruin The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Garfield and many more beloved childhood characters.

2009-cinevegas-portraits-joseph-gordon-levitt-33024It’s funny that they are calling it a live action Fraggle Rock movie. The original show was live action to begin with. I seriously hope they don’t decide to go with CGI for the Fraggles and Doozers. So much of the charm was in the muppets that Jim Henson studios created. So far they have done pretty good with the Muppet movies so maybe I’m just freaking out for nothing.

So far there have been no release date announced or timeline on when they will start production. As always I want to hear from you Nerd Nation. Are you excited about a live action Fraggle Rock movie or do you think Hollywood will ruin it like they have so many other characters from the same decade? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below, on the Facebook page or get at me on Twitter. Oh and just in case you need an extra long trip down memory lane check out the Fraggle Rock opening below…Enjoy!

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