A shock to me even though I apparently talked about it two years ago, there's an Alvin and the Chipmunks-style CGI-animal-in-the-real-world version of Paddington Bear coming out, and The Sun claims Noel Fielding of The Mighty Boosh will be in it playing what sounds like a godawful freak:
Clown prince Noel will play Paddington's cousin - a half man, half beast who also comes from Darkest Peru.
He has been signed by Mighty Boosh director Paul King, who is penning the movie with Hamish McColl, co-writer of 2007 comedy flick Mr Bean's Holiday.
Seeing that I'm no longer a petulant British child, it's been some time since I've read a Paddington Bear story, but I really don't remember there being a nightmarish chimera cousin that would clearly be horrifying if visually realized. Was there? Because it sounds fucking wretched. Will this half-man, half-beast walk and talk or just kind of writhe around as its mixed cells desperately struggle to cooperate? This has Gooby written all over it.
News about the planned film adaptation of British television series The Mighty Boosh is like news about the Arrested Development movie: even when it's non-news, it's still sort of news, because what else do we have to look forward to? So I'll accept this crumb of an update as a meal if you will:
Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt have confirmed that they are working on a Mighty Boosh film – but refused to be drawn on too many details.
Speaking to the BBC at the premiere of Bunny And The Bull, a film in which they both have cameos, Barratt did drop some hints about their own movie.
He said: ‘We try to do on TV quite magical epic journeys, and we thought if you're doing a film we should really do it in one room, basically just kind of a sitcom, for 90 minutes.
‘So we might do that. We might do exactly what we didn't do on TV.’
Fielding kept shtum about the project, saying: ‘I've got to stop doing that, I've been stung too many times.’
Thank you for that morsel, guys. I'll go back to my stink corner now.