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Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie Have Started Writing a Flight of the Conchords Movie

Clement Currently Starring in People Places Things

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Jemaine Clement has been out promoting his new indie comedy People Places Things (read our review here). In a recent interview with Indiewire he revealed that he and his Flight of the Conchords partner/co-creator Bret McKenzie have been brainstorming ideas for a Flight of the Conchords movie. The New Zealand comedy duo had a beloved TV show (also titled Flight of the Conchords) that ran for two seasons on HBO, in which they starred as two hapless New Zealand folk singers also named Bret and Jemaine who were trying to make it in New York City. They also released two comedy albums and an EP on Sub Pop, the last one being 2009’s I Told You I Was Freaky.

In the Indiewire interview Clement confirms that he and McKenzie have started writing a script for a Flight of the Conchords film. When asked if he’s tired about being asked about a Flight of the Conchords movie, he responds: “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.”

It sounds like it’s still early days, but no doubt there is a strong appetite for a Flight of the Conchords film, so let’s hope it happens. In the meantime, read our 2008 cover story article on Flight of the Conchords and below watch the official video for “Ladies of the World.”



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