Though he’s currently on tour as the Flight of the Conchords, Bret McKenzie already has another opportunity lined up. The Tracking Board reports has been tapped to write a new fantasy film for Warner Bros. Pictures entitled “Moonland.” The film will follow an 11-year-old girl who lands in a magical world via a flying bike and immediately gets wrapped up in an adventure. Wrongfully imprisoned, the girl escapes to go on a mission with a knight to save a beautiful princess. “Moonland” will reunite McKenzie with director James Bobin, who previously co-created and directed the “Flight of the Conchords” TV show.
McKenzie is best known for his work as one half of the New Zealand-based musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. He and partner Jemaine Clement spawned a BBC radio series, then later a widely-acclaimed TV series on HBO that ran from 2007 to 2009, and eventually won a Grammy. McKenzie served as the music supervisor for “The Muppets” film and its sequel “Muppets Most Wanted.” He won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2012 for the song “Man or Muppet.” He also co-starred in “Austenland,” and made brief appearances in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy as well as “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
No other production information on “Moonland” is currently available.