It’s early days yet, but that’s news that will surely be music to the ears of fans of the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand. The duo was last seen on-screen all the way back in 2009.
Jemaine Clement was doing a press interview for People Places Things when he revealed that the Flight of the Conchords are going to be making a big screen appearance. When asked if he felt like he’d be asked about the prospects of a movie forever, he said that one is in the works.
“We have actually started writing one. But who knows if it will ever be made, we've written some notes for some different film ideas. We're not down to the stage where we're going, ‘The film is going to be like this,’ it could be this, this, this, this, this.”
Perhaps they'll delve into the various musical genres that they've pioneered.
Clement also revealed that What We Do In The Shadows, a film he wrote and starred in, is getting a sequel. It too is in the early planning stages.
Redditor davi00a1 has taken it upon themselves to write a scene for the Flight of the Conchords film. We wouldn't be surprised if something like this made the final cut!
Jemaine: Hey Bret.
Jemaine: How bout...instead of a gig...we make like a movie
Bret: You mean like a picture film?
Jemaine: Well...yeh...but like a movie
Bret: Ok, Ok...like...what do we do?
Jemaine: Well I think first we need a camera
Bret: Where are we going to get a camera?
Jemaine: You think Dave might have a camera?
Bret: Nah, I can't see Dave
Jemaine: Why not?
Bret: I just can't
Jemaine: Yeh, but why?
Bret: well, last time I went I just wanted to get a neck tie, and he started talking about like...auto...auto mobile...asphyxiation
Jemaine: Oh, that thing that killed Keith Richards
Bret: No, I think it was David Carradine
Jemaine: The Rolling Stones guy?
Bret: No...no...that's Keith Richards again
Jemaine: Pleased to meet you...won't you guess my name...
Bret: Yeh, still Keith Richards.
Bret: What about Murray? You think he has one?
Murray: Hey guys, so I got your message on my answering machine and I think I got exactly what you need
Bret: Aw, that's great Murray
Jemaine: Yeh, thanks Murray
Murray: Ok, here it is...one...High Definition...Analog Video Recording Device
Bret: um...it's uh...
Murray: It's great isn't it? Got it for steal...mostly cus I stole it
Bret: You stole this?
Murray: Yup, this is...hot merchandise...actually no, no...it's...it's Greg's. I'm just uh...I'm just borrowing it.
Jemaine: Then why did you say you stole it?
Murray: Cus I thought it sounded cool. Like "hey, you guys want some of this hot merchandise. It's on fire"
Jemaine: Nobody says that
Bret: Yeh, nobody says that
Murray: Well anyway, isn't it great? You should be able to make the next Avatar with this!
Bret: Yeh, I don't think so
Jemaine: yeh, it's not gonna work
Murray: What? Why not? This thing has the latest technology
Bret: It's a VHS camcorder
Murray: It's got dual cassette...swapping and uh...over 25 minutes of battery power!
Jemaine: It looks heavy
Murray: It's actually lighter than it appears. It's only about...50 pounds.
Bret: That's pretty heavy
Murray: Yeh...yeh, it is heavy. But if you put it on your shoulder...like...grunt...this...see? "hello! who's that? are you ready for your closeup Jemaine?"
Murray: Ok Bret, how bout you?...aaaand...action!
Murray: C'mon Bret, do something
Bret: I don't think these are the kind of cameras these use in films anymore
Murray: C'mon guys. Just take the camera, it'll be fine
Bret: sigh fine, fine...we'll take it
Jemaine: Yeh, ok
Murray: Great guys! I can't wait to see the next blockbuster hit! You guys are going to be nominated for the Emmys!
Jemaine: That's for television
Murray: Well, same thing. OH! By the way...whispering I promised Greg that he could have a part in your picture film in exchange for borrowing the camera
/Greg smiling and waving in the distance
Jemaine: Aww, no, Murray we can't have Greg!
Bret: Yeh, we can't have Greg. He's boring
Murray: Aww c'mon guys. He'll just be like a stand-in...like an extra...just in the background. But tell him he has an important role. It'll make him feel better.
Bret: sigh ok...fine. let's go
Murray: Oh, I'm going to need that Camera back by Friday, ok? Greg needs it for his niece's recital.