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The prospect of a Flight of the Conchords movie edged a little closer to reality after Jemaine Clement revealed that a script was being written.
In an interview with Indiewire to promote his new film People Places Things, Clement said that he and Bret McKenzie, who make up “New Zealand’s fourth-most-popular folk duo” that starred in its own HBO series, had started work on a script, but sought to downplay any notions of this going anywhere. “We have actually started writing one. But who knows if it will ever be made,” he said.
Clement added: “[W]e’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.”
The odds of the Conchords hitting the road again are better though, with Clement revealing at Sundance that he hopes to tour with McKenzie “later on in the year in the States,” although there are no solid plans or dates as of yet.
Aside from his Conchord commitments, Clement is keeping busy. He is set to appear in Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic The BFG, telling Indiewire that he’s playing one of the leaders of the giants along with Bill Hader. “We are two of the evil giants, me and Bill. There’s a bunch of us, there’s like nine of us, and Bill and I are kind of the leaders of the evil giants,” he said.
Clement is also working with What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi on a four-episode comedy show for HBO, but there are no specific details or dates yet.
People Places Things was released Aug. 14 in select theaters and on VOD.
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