It’s business time (maybe).
Jemaine Clement has given fresh hope to fans of Flight Of The Conchords that we might see a movie version someday. The actor recently announced potential plans for a werewolf centred sequel to the sublimely silly What We Do in the Shadows, and casually dropped the bombshell that he is writing script with Bret McKenzie for a Flight of the Conchords movie,
“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.”
While that might not be a huge amount to go on and as Clement says “who knows if it will ever be made”, but the take home from this news is that the duo are at least working on ideas. The original run of the HBO series lasted just 22 episodes over two seasons, and my life has seemed colder and duller ever since.
Last year Clement confused his Twitter followers and eluded to a four episode mini-series revival on HBO. The fans went crazy, I spent my life savings on a bottle of Champagne to celebrate, but it turns out that Clement was working on a new idea for HBO and not a Flight of the Conchords return. The ending of the season two finale felt unfinished, there was more stories to tell and more songs to be sung.