The Muppets is scheduled for an Xmas day release and boasts an amazing who's who of who's hot in Hollywood. But best of all? The screenplay was written by Forgetting Sarah Marshall and How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segal.
The Muppet franchise has not been the same since Jim Henson's 1990 passing and it has been commonly felt that his spirit fled the scene when Kermit, Fozzie and Animal were bought up by Disney.
In addition to Segal, James Bobin, lately of The Flight of the Conchords and Da Ali G Show, is set to direct. The all star cast is rumored to include, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, Chris Cooper, and the brilliant Charles Grodin. Oh, and Kermit, Fozzie, Piggy, Beaker, Waldorf, Statler, Gonzo, Animal and Sam Eagle. From what I've read, the plot involves getting the band back together to save the theater. As long as they don't wear shades and aren't on a mission from God, I'll take it.
Over at the Disney site, take the Which Muppet Character Are You test. Click the picture to find out your true inner character. Apparently, I'm most like Fozzie Bear.