When you think of Fraggle Rock, certain words spring to mind: "Cute," perhaps. "Doozer," maybe. "Uncle Traveling Matt," definitely. But "edgy"? Not in the slightest... which is why I'm worried about the movie revival of the franchise.
Cory Edwards, who has been working on a Fraggle movie updated his blog yesterday with the worrying news about studio notes for his script:
The only overall note coming from the studio is this: "Not edgy enough."
"EDGY." That's the note. That's what they are trying to do to the Fraggle Rock movie. EDGE it up! Let me say right now that "edgy" is one of my least favorite words. Since my earliest days in the client video business, "edgy" has been a sign of someone who doesn't know what they want. Not only is "edgy" a nebulous, abstract word that means something different to everyone, but it chases the immediate whims of pop culture. WHAT is edgy?? Faster edits? Rock music for the score? Boober wearing some gangsta bling? I have no idea. What I DO know is that the word "edgy" should not be anywhere near this movie.
Sadly, Edwards doesn't have final say; the Weinstein Company is already looking for a new writer to come onto the project and edge things up.