As any good Flight of the Conchords fan knows, Bret McKenzie played the elf Figwit in the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy, appearing in Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of The King. Its been revealed today that director Peter Jackson wants to bring the New Zealand native back for The Hobbit, which is currently shooting in Wellington.
The actor was only in Fellowship of the Ring for approximately three seconds, and he was given just one line in The Return of The King. But his scenes were memorable enough to have his character be given a name. According to lore, a fan at a screening attended by Peter Jackson said, "Frodo is great...Who is that?" And thus, his acronym Figwit was born (and yes, I am aware that this sounds like another April Fools joke, but this is 100% true...Or maybe Bret McKenzie is having a laugh...But the casting part is true).Read More
UPDATE: (1/29/10 11 AM PST)Heat Vision Blog is now reporting that Bobin has indeed chosen Disney's new Muppet to direct over Bridesmaids. It was said he made the decision late Thursday night.
Original Story: While Flight of the Conchords will fly no more, it seems one of the creators of the HBO series is having no trouble finding work. Vulture is reporting that Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin has been offered to direct the next Muppet movie for Disney.Read More
It seems that a popular HBO series might not see another season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Flight of the Conchords might not continue for a third season.
"It very likely might not return for a third season," series star Jermaine Clement said. "It could come back in a shorter season or like a special," he added.Read More
Can't wait another week before watching Flight of the Conchords' Season 2 premiere on Sunday, January 18? Well you're in luck because you can watch the full episode right here! That's right, we have the full episode, A Good Opportunity, right here for your viewing pleasure. All you have to do is click below and you can watch this season premiere right here!
Flight of the Conchords' Season 2 premiere, A Good Opportunity, will air on Sunday, January 18 at 10:30 PM ET on HBO.Read More
Both half hour shows will return in 2008, and will likely air back-to-back. It is not clear at this time if Entourage will have another "supersized" season, as it did last year.Read More
In Eagle Vs. Shark, Clement plays Jarrod, an adult who still holds a grudge against his high school nemesis. Jarrod's revenge scheme gets in the way of his relationship with a fast food employee. In Flight of the Conchords, he plays one-half of a Kiwi Digi-Folk band that moves to New York to find success. Both projects are very funny. And they will surely turn Jemaine into a underground comedy stalwart.
Jemaine called me from New York this morning. I knew beforehand that interviews make him a little uncomfortable. He always feels like a dork when answering questions. While talking to him, I didn't get that impression, though. I enjoyed our chat quite a bit.Read More