Conchords’ film set to fly?

Ricardo Simich,
Spy News,
Publish Date
Saturday, 21 January 2017, 3:59PM
Rhys Darby.
Rhys Darby.

Rhys Darby has reignited speculation that a long-awaited Flight of the Conchords movie is going to happen — eventually.

Darby — who will feature in this year’s movie reboot of Jumanji — revealed in a recent interview with that he believed the Conchords’ leading stars, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, were making headway in the much-anticipated movie project.

It has been rumoured at since 2011, about two years after the creative forces behind the Conchords called time on their award-winning HBO TV show.

Darby joined the Conchords at a few of their live shows in North America last year and is set to feature in the 2017 New Zealand International Comedy Festival with his stand-up show Rhys Darby: Mystic Time Bird, which tours 17 centres in July and August.

When asked if the movie was back on track, he said: “I think they’re doing another tour this year, I know they’re doing another special or something like that. They’ve got lots of new songs anyway, so that bodes well for something happening in the future.

“We just need to get together at some point and make it. But there’s been no progress on it other than, ‘yeah we should do it!’ which generally happens every year. I still sit by the phone.

“I think it definitely will happen at some point — but who knows when?” he told