For Flight of the Conchords, the clock just struck business time. Jemaine Clement, one-half of New Zealand’s favorite comedy-music duo has all but confirmed the band’s impending return in a series of recent interviews.
“We were planning on doing it this summer, but then I ended up doing The BFG instead,” Clement explained, referencing his role in Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming adaptation of Rolad Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant. “So it’s my fault we didn’t do it this time. But we are hoping to announce a tour. We’ll announce it before the end of the year, hopefully, and then some time next year get on the road … after we get some new guitar strings and that sort of thing.”
It was previously reported that Clement and McKenzie were working on new music, possibly in connection to a long rumored Flight of the Conchords musical. However, in an interview with Indiewire, Clement clarified that they’ve actually started writing a full-fledged movie.
“We have actually started writing one,” Clement revealed. However, he was quick to note that the project is still in its early stages. “Who knows if it will ever be made, we’ve written some notes for some different film ideas. We’re not down to the stage where we’re going, “The film is going to be like this,” it could be this, this, this, this, this.”
In the interim, Clement can be seen in James C. Strouse’s new film People Places Things. The BFG, meanwhile, is set to hit theaters on July 1st, 2016.
Now, cue the music: