Forget Sarah Marshall, hello Miss Piggy!

According to Variety,Jason Segel and Nick Stoller, the writer-director duo behind the upcoming Forgetting Sarah Marshall, have just inked a deal with Disney to create a new Muppet film. They'll collaborate on the script, and Stoller will direct.

Apparently, this partnership with Disney came about entirely due to Marshall. In the film, Segel's character writes a Dracula musical performed by puppets. The puppets were custom made by the Henson geniuses. Segel took the chance to pitch a concept to the Muppets, and the rest will be history.

I think this is fantastic news. It's been far too long since we had a Muppet movie, which is quite sad when I remember what childhood staples they were. And remember how adult and edgy they were in their heyday? If anyone can bring that back to the Muppets, it is Segel and Stoller. It will be really interesting to see what they might get away with -- and what cameos will pop up in the movie. I hope this brings in a Muppet Renaissance!
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