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Jim Henson biopic

02.05.2008
The Empire Film Group has acquired the rights to a script called HENSON, by Robert D. Slane, about acclaimed entertainer Jim Henson, homeboy behind The Muppets and Sesame Street. He also made THE DARK CRYSTAL, which thoroughly, thoroughly messed me up for a while when I was a kid. "This is a major project about an entertainer of legendary stature and worldwide acclaim," said Dean Hamilton-Bornstein, CEO of Empire Film Group. "The script is superb and should provide a terrific roadmap for a completed film that will satisfy both mainstream audiences and critics. We're very excited about this acquisition and the commercial caliber of this project." There've been no major developments on this yet, save for the announcement of a $30 million budget and the seeking of a major director. I'll keep you abreast on developments on this thing as they happen. Unless they involve the Skeksis, in which case I'll leave it to someone else. Those guys freak me out.
Extra Tidbit: There is actually a sequel to THE DARK CRYSTAL in the works with director Genndy Tartakovsky attached.
Source: ComingSoon

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7:12PM on 02/06/2008
"...will satisfy both mainstream audiences and critics." Read: This film will bore the piss out of anyone seeking any originality-- this film is about as standard issue as a biopic can possibly be. Pedestrian. We thought about having puppets, but that might confuse your average American movie-goer.

Man, this is going to blow.
"...will satisfy both mainstream audiences and critics." Read: This film will bore the piss out of anyone seeking any originality-- this film is about as standard issue as a biopic can possibly be. Pedestrian. We thought about having puppets, but that might confuse your average American movie-goer.

Man, this is going to blow.
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4:14AM on 02/06/2008

Critics?

Since when the fuck did we start making movies to satisfy critics? Man, just be yourself.
Since when the fuck did we start making movies to satisfy critics? Man, just be yourself.
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7:52PM on 02/05/2008
I love Jim Henson but I have no idea how or if a biopic would work. Going to be very interested to see how this project develops.
I love Jim Henson but I have no idea how or if a biopic would work. Going to be very interested to see how this project develops.
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1:31PM on 02/05/2008
i read the words dark crystal sequel and immeadiately a dread welled up in me until Gendy Tarotovsky appeared and my mouth hung open. yes oh yes oh yes. i mean to be honest i haven't seen dark crystal but if jim henson had anythign to with it it's an instant classic i have to rent and i've heard nothing but good things. if they were getting anyone to make a sequel taratovsky's your man. that guy is aweasome. everything he does is incredible. i can never find one thing wrong with anything he did
i read the words dark crystal sequel and immeadiately a dread welled up in me until Gendy Tarotovsky appeared and my mouth hung open. yes oh yes oh yes. i mean to be honest i haven't seen dark crystal but if jim henson had anythign to with it it's an instant classic i have to rent and i've heard nothing but good things. if they were getting anyone to make a sequel taratovsky's your man. that guy is aweasome. everything he does is incredible. i can never find one thing wrong with anything he did no matter how hard i try... cept maybe samarai jack but that was still good in a different way that doesn't suit my taste. i am genuinely excited about that.

Not alone can i not wait for that but this jim henson thing looks great. good god i hope jim henson production are invloved too to make it extra sweet. a mixture of puppets and reality. this is gonna be good.
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12:01PM on 02/05/2008
I'm sorta begging for them to have segments where Henson talks to Kermit sort of "Finding Neverland"esc.
I'm sorta begging for them to have segments where Henson talks to Kermit sort of "Finding Neverland"esc.
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