New Regency to Let the Music Play Down at Fraggle Rock
New Regency has struck a deal to bring Gobo, Wembley and the Doozers to the big screen in an adaptation of Jim Henson’s 1980s children’s series Fraggle Rock. According to Deadline, the feature will be produced by the Jim Henson Company and Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Picture Company.
Airing from 1983 to 1987 on HBO and CBC Television, Fraggle Rock centered on the Fraggles — primarily, friends Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red — small, brightly colored creatures who live underground, eating radishes and going on adventures. Their world is also populated by Doozers, smaller, industrious creatures who dedicate their lives to construction, the enormous Gorgs, who view the Fraggles as vermin, and the wise oracle the Trash Heap.
According to Deadline, it’s unclear whether the adaptation will use puppets, as the original series did, or employ a mix of CG animation and live action.