Jason Segel Hopes to Make Kids Adventure Movie Similar to 'Goonies'
Since the star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I Love You, Man is in the midst of trying to give The Muppets their promising big screen comeback, maybe Jason Segel is the right guy to also bring back the action and adventure that once inhabited family friendly films back in the 80's. That's what the actor is hoping as The Playlist recently spoke with Segel who revealed that he's just bought back his first-ever script that he sold when he was just 21-years old. Though he's not exactly forthcoming with the details, he did say that it would be a kids adventure style film in the same vein as The Goonies and Labyrinth. More below!
Segel recounted his recent purchase:
“I actually just got back into possession of my first script I ever sold when I was 21 years-old. It sat on a shelf and they didn’t know that it was the same Jason Segel. I came to them because the contract was up and I went to buy it up and they were like, ‘No, wait, that was you? That was your script?’ And I was like, ‘Yep, sorry dudes.’ So I now own it and I want to make it. It’s a kids adventure movie in the style of ‘Goonies’ or ‘Labyrinth’ or something like that. I think that’s the next big thing I’d like to try to tackle.”
Considering his recent work with Muppets and the fact that one of the films he compares this new project to makes good use of Jim Henson's workshop, would this new adventure also feature puppets and live-action? That's what Segel hopes, and apparently it might include some kind of innovative puppet that no one has every seen before. Segel says, "I don’t want anyone to steal [the idea] yet. There are parts I could play, but I’d be happy to just produce it. It’s a really cool kids adventure story and there could be puppets involved. I have an idea for a type of puppet I’ve never seen before.” It really sounds like Segel is interested in bringing back some of the elements that made some of my favorite childhood films stick with me well into my adult years. Hopefully we'll hear more soon.