Jason Segel, co-star of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother and the upcoming movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall (directed by Nick Stoller), has been signed by Disney to pen the next Muppet movie, with Stoller directing.
It will be great to see Kermit, Miss Piggy and company back on the big screen again, especially considering that their last two movies -- It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and The Muppets Wizard of Oz -- were television productions ... and god awful.
Hopefully Segal and Stoller will be able to recapture the magic of the early Muppets. Which reminds me: the third season DVD set of The Muppet Showwill be available May 20.
UPDATE: Jason Segel fills MTV.com in on his take of the Muppets, and if you love them old school (as in the original series and first three movies), you'll be happy to hear it.