Flight of the Conchords Movie Needs a Story

While promoting his impressive work on the soundtrack to this holiday weekend’s biggest blockbuster, The Muppets, Bret McKenzie has gotten fans of his great music-driven cult series, Flight of the Conchords, into a frenzy with the following quote: “We’re gonna try and do a movie,” he said (via Collider). “We just need a story.”

Fellow Conchords alumn Jemaine Clement has yet to chime in on the potential project, but consider our interest for a reboot of the short-lived series piqued. In the meantime, this week’s Muppets hit has — at the very least — earned McKenzie a well-deserved career in penning songs for film that should instill even the likes of Oscar regular Randy Newman with respect for the New Zealand comic-musician. To wit, this clip of him singing alongside (Andrew Bird’s favorite Muppet) Kermit the Frog for a rendition of “Life’s a Happy Song” recently caught our eyes/ears (via NYT). In the film, stars Jason Segel and Amy Adams do the tune’s honors, but here’s both its writer and a ‘living’ felt legend giving the song a run-through behind the scenes: