- Feb 2, 2004
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Jim Henson died in 1990 at the age of 53. Both Smith and Daniles would be older than Jim was. And the film is covering his whole life, not just the last few years. You need someone in their 20s or 30s, as a lot of the film will likely cover the events of the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and early '80s. It is easier for them to have the actor "age up" for the last act of the film rather than try to have someone convincinly "age down" for the bulk of the film.ok I've still got my heart set on jolly mr. red green but Jeff Daniels looks very good there and would fit the look well but could he play jims voice well enough.
this is steve smith aka red green
It depends what aspect they go for in the film i think (not that there will likely be a film, or at least the one the fans are visualizing). If its truly a story of his life then sure, but if it did happen to get made and ended up as some TV movie, then the company doesn't have the best reputation - they might well get as fast as they can to the 80's era when whatever minor amount of "juicy stuff" did happen in his private life. Perhaps it might have been wise to have pointed out originally that this is all unconnected to Disney and Henson, as some people seem to be seeing this as some big official theatrical blockbuster and getting the wrong idea.You need someone in their 20s or 30s, as a lot of the film will likely cover the events of the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and early '80s. It is easier for them to have the actor "age up" for the last act of the film rather than try to have someone convincinly "age down" for the bulk of the film.
With as surly as Frank tends to be about the Muppets, I can't see him going anywhere near this, let alone even endorsing it. I, on the other hand, think is the most exciting news I've heard in a long time. I'd like to maybe see Jon Landau do itI hope Frank Oz gets to direct this movie! Either him or Brian Henson, Who do you think should direct this movie?
Unless he remembers certain things differently (like how many official Henson sources have incorrectly stated that Kermit first became a frog in The Frog Prince).At least I know if Frank Oz directed the movie he could get all the facts about the Muppets straight.