Belfast Telegraph

Clement: No Conchords film in works

Jemaine Clement has revealed that plans for a Flight Of The Conchords film have stalled.

There had been rumours that the New Zealand funnyman would reunite with his co-star Bret McKenzie to make a big-screen version of their hit comedy, which ended in 2009 after a two-year run.

But the 40-year-old actor admitted: "We haven't made one. We might make one. We haven't really talked about it lately."

Bret told Billboard in April about how the film was going: "Very slowly would be an exaggeration. We haven't really cracked that one. It'll happen at the right time."

Meanwhile, Jemaine said it was fun to reunite with former co-star Rhys Darby, who played music manager Murray in Flight Of The Conchords, in his new film What We Do In The Shadows, which he co-directed with Taika Waititi.

"Rhys is great. They wouldn't be very good friends if they didn't do what you said," he said of directing his friend.

"The tricky thing with Rhys is it's hard not to laugh in the takes. He makes me laugh a lot," he added.

Jemaine said making his directorial debut was easier than expected because he got to work with his university friend, Taika.

"It was fine, it was fun. I was co-directing with Taika, and he knows more about things like cameras so I didn't have to worry about things like that," he said.

What We Do In The Shadows is in cinemas now.


From Belfast Telegraph