Rumours are circulating that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (10 Things I Hate About You, 3rd Rock From The Sun) is in talks to produce and star in a live action adaptation of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock.
The 1980s series is set to have a second life as a movie, Variety reports, with the help of New Regency, The Henson Co and Lisa Henson.
“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,’” Gordon-Levitt told Variety.
“Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise.
“From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood.
“Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project.”
Fraggle Rock ran from 1983 until 1987 and centers around Doc and his dog Sprocket and a hole in the wall where a number of tiny creatures inhabit, Fraggles.
There is an interweaving of even smaller creatures (Doozers) and giants (Gorgs)… not that that’s confusing at all!