Weinsteins roll with 'Fraggle Rock' - Edwards to write, direct live-action musical
The Weinstein Co. will turn the Jim Henson series "Fraggle Rock" into a live-action musical feature. Cory Edwards, who directed the animated "Hoodwinked!" for TWC, will helm the picture and write the screenplay. The Jim Henson Co. will produce and TWC will distribute. Just like the series, the film will be populated by a mix of human characters and Fraggle Rock puppets. TWC co-chair Harvey Weinstein, who has been steering his company more aggressively into the family film arena, made the marriage with Lisa Henson, who runs JHC with her co-CEO brother, Brian Henson. Ahmet Zappa will be exec producer with Brian Inerfeld. Pic will take the core characters Gogo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red outside of their home in Fraggle Rock, where they interact with humans, which they think are aliens.