Published at: June 16, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST by merrick
Things don’t appear to be going well on the Weinstein’s FRAGGLE ROCK movie. Seems higher-ups at their company aren’t digging writer/director Cory Edwards’ take on Jim Henson's source material, and now want to…approach it differently.
The only overall note coming from the studio is this: "Not edgy enough."
"EDGY." That's the note. That's what they are trying to do to the Fraggle Rock movie. EDGE it up!
I have said repeatedly that I will do my very best to make this Fraggle movie relevant and modern, to compete with everything else out there. But what I will NOT do is sabotage what made the property beloved in the first place.
"Wild Wild West" anyone?
…says Cory on his blog HERE, which goes on to ponder the meaning of the word “edgy” and the various ramifications therein.
To be completely fair here, it’s difficult to speak to specifics in this matter…or fully debate The Weinstein Company’s demands…without knowing exactly what Cory was up to with his FRAGGLE adaptation. This said, and as Talkbackers have correctly noted time and time again, the word “edgy” is thrown around quite a bit in the industry these days – in vague, broadstroke deployments that often seem to result in…product which entirely misses the point, shall we say? Hopefuly that won't end up being the case here. We'll see.
More on this as more comes in…
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