Trailer: The Muppets
It’s finally here. After plenty of teaser trailers, we get our first real look at the new Muppet movie, titled simply The Muppets, written by and starring Jason Segel.
In the film, a throwback to the classic Muppets movies of old (The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Great Muppet Caper), Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood is transformed into a dilapidated and abandoned Muppet studio. The gang has disbanded, and it’s up to Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and a new Muppet called Walter to get them back together. /Film has a great, long interview with Segel in which he says of the film’s inception:
“That was something I wanted to do. The idea was born at the Jim Henson Studios. They designed the Sarah Marshall puppets. While I was there I asked if I could see a Kermit or a Miss Piggy and they said, “We don’t have them here anymore. We’ve sold them to Disney. Disney owns all the Kermit’s and Piggy’s.” That literally was the moment the idea was born, was that the Muppets weren’t at the Henson studios anymore. Then it grew from there.”