I guess some Hollywood hotshot read my article about doing a Muppet adaptation of Stephen King's books because it's been announced that the popular characters will be bringing the classic novel, "Misery" to the big screen.The news comes as their latest cinematic venture continues to succeed at the box office.
Kermit the Frog will be playing writer Paul Sheldon, who gets held captive by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes, who will be played by Miss Piggy.
The book's limited cast will make it a bit more difficult to work in all of the iconic characters that moviegoers know and love. Writers have found some creative workarounds, however. For example, Statler and Waldorf are going to appear in the movie as Paul's "inner critic", riffing on and mocking plot decisions as he struggles to get his book written.
When asked how the grim tone of the book will mesh with the upbeat and comedic nature of the Muppets, one Hollywood bigwig explained that it's all about tone. It looks like this adaptation will play the violence up in a more slapstick nature. Said Hollywood bigwig went on to say that it will be "more akin to the 3 stooges as opposed to 'Saw".
In addition to a wide cast of Muppets, these movies are also known for bringing in celebrities to either play one of the headliners, or just make a cameo. As such, it shouldn't come as a surprise if some big names are revealed to be attached to the project later on down the line. As of the writing of this article, no names have come up, but it is in the early stages of production.
So yeah, Muppet Misery, coming soon to theaters near you....
No it isn't. Not a word of this is true. I dropped the ball last year, so I felt like I had to comeback with something for April Fool's Day and this seemed to fit the bill rather nicely. I contemplated switching the Muppets for Wishbone or maybe even suggesting some sort of franchise crossover, but this smaller scale, simpler idea seemed to be the most effective. Also, I was proud of myself for coming up with a way to incorporate Statler and Waldorf into "Misery" so I didn't want to let that concept go to waste. Hope you all got a kick out of this one, I'll have to see what I can come up with for next year.