Check Out SlashFilm's Fantastic Sneak Peek at 'The Muppets' Set
Over the weekend, our good friend Peter Sciretta of SlashFilm stopped by the Jim Henson Company offices in Hollywood that were temporarily converted into "Muppet Studios" to film scenes from Jason Segel's The Muppets. Normally we don't post many set photos like this, but I thought they were a harmless early sneak peek at what we can expect for this upcoming Muppets movie, which based on that perfect first photo, looks like it's headed in amazing directions so far. There's a great close-up in the gallery showing a sign of "Studio Attractions" - but all of them are closed! You need to see all of these, so head to SlashFilm's full set report.
Click on either of these hand-picked preview shots below to go to SlashFilm to see the full gallery of photos.
James Bobin ("Flight of the Conchords") is at the helm of this new Muppet feature, which follows Walter and Gary (Segel), two die-hard Muppet fans and roommates who must save the endangered Muppet Theater by reuniting Kermit, Piggy, and the entire troupe to stage an "old-fashioned extravaganza." Segel elaborates on his puppet co-star: "Walter has a little bit of a self-confidence issue because he's the only person like him that he's seen aside from the Muppets. His dream is to meet the Muppets and be around people who are like him." Seems like this is going to be a great return to form for the iconic puppets. Other recent cast additions include: Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones and Zach Galifianakis. This looks great already!