A movie project is in the works that would bring an offbeat HBO series to the big screen. The U.K. publication The Guardian reports that writing has begun on a movie version of “Flight of the Conchords.”
The TV show, a U.S./New Zealand co-production following fictionalized versions of the comedic musical act of the same name, aired for two seasons on HBO, from 2007-2009.
Jemaine Clement, half of the Flight of the Conchords duo, reportedly confirmed that he and his partner Bret McKenzie are working on the film.
“When asked about a Conchords movie in an Indiewire interview, Clement said: ‘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,'” The Guardian reports.
The report adds: “The popular mockumentary series about two New Zealanders trying to launch their ‘fourth most popular’ folk band in New York finished in 2009 after two seasons and two albums. The show was nominated for numerous Emmy awards and the duo picked up a Grammy Award in 2008 for their comedy album ‘The Distant Future.’ Rumours of a film version have swirled ever since the show wrapped.”