October 23rd, 2006

Old Friend

The Fraggles and Halo

Fox and Universal have pulled out of financing the 'Halo' film as they fear the budget will bypass the original projected $135 million and end up being more like $200 million. This hasn't stopped Peter Jackson though whose production plant in New Zealand is still working on the films preparation. Studios "Pull Financing For Halo" (BBC News Online; Friday 20th October 2006)

The Fraggles - one of the best 80's kids programs and whose theme tune was also turned into a thrash metal anthem by a friends band in the late 80's/early 90's which caused chaos at the local pub they played in - are set to return to the screen. The Big Screen at that too! Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company :) Fraggles Get Big Screen Adventure (BBC NEws Online; Friday 20th October 2006)