The Mighty Boosh may have lined up their regular collaborator Paul King for directorial duties on their forthcoming movie, according to The Times.
There was little doubt that King, who directed all three seasons of the tv series and their last two live tours would be in the running for a return to the Boosh fold.
But with his star in the ascendent thanks to Bunny And The Bull and the forthcoming Paddington Bear movie, there was a strong possibility Paul would be fully booked up when the time came to film.
However, in an interview today with The Times to promote Bunny…, King commented on the progress of the film, and his hopes to fill the director’s chair.
Julian and Noel are up and running in writing for The Mighty Boosh film that I hope I may direct. I hope they succeed in writing the great script that I know they’re capable of writing. I don’t see why that should spell the end for the Boosh. I don’t think they’ve outstayed their welcome. They’ve been doing it for long enough now and they don’t seem to be running out of ideas. I think most people think that because they talk about pop stars all the time it’s aimed at 17-year-old Goths but really it’s got great heritage and a much broader appeal than that. If things go well they could break out to an even wider audience.