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Scissor Sisters Tapped to Do the Music for Fraggle Rock

This Makes Sense

Wait, they were tapped to do what?

A Fraggle Rock movie? This… this makes sense.

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears and guitarist Babydaddy have been commissioned to soundtrack a new film version of classic kids TV show Fraggle Rock after their US publisher struck a deal with the Jim Henson Company.

A completely unannounced Fraggle Rock movie, and the first thing that happens in it is the casting of the musical group?

Hey, actually that makes a lot of sense. The deal the Scissor Sisters was apparently put together by Spirit Music, who is now the publisher in charge of “global administration” for the Jim Henson Company’s older concepts, including Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, and Farscape.

“By working with them [Henson] right from the very start it means that we can make music an integral part of the film; as important and as emotionally effective as the filmmaking – helping the two to co-promote each other,” [Spirit managing director Mark] Fried said.

Now, if they can just get writers and some money… I’ll happily await this. For now… allow me to save you the Google.

(via Best Week Ever.)

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