Jemaine Clement has been a busy little bird recently and, in an interview with Indiewire last week, has voiced his intent to pursue a Flight of the Conchords movie. Jemaine is one half of the New Zealand comedy folk band of the same name along with Bret McKenzie, who has also been developing his repertoire on various projects. Jemaine recently starred in What We Do in the Shadows, the dark comedy about stoner vampires, and is set to star in next year’s family fantasy movie BFG about man-eating giants. Bret was most notably last seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Lindir the Elf. The two have been busy with TV shows and movies, but the bulk of their work is in soundtracks like for The Muppets Most Wanted.
While the short-lived HBO mockumentary of their band trying to make it in New York brought them into fame and earned them several awards, they have mostly abandoned their band project over the last few years. A movie is just what we need to get our fill of more deadpan, silly songs about racist dragons, robots who do “the robot,” and getting down to their socks for business time.
Jemaine only announced that they have been working on an idea for a movie, so it is not guaranteed so far, but the two are working together to develop a solid story. Keep your fingers crossed that the Internet buzz will convince them to follow through with the project. For those who have not yet heard of Flight of the Conchords, here is a video from their TV show called “Business Time.”