Kroffts’ ‘Bugaloos’ get Jersey film gig

'70s show about insect rock band hits the big screen

Universal-based Jersey Films has optioned the film rights to “The Bugaloos,” the 1970s television show created by Sid and Marty Krofft.

The script will be penned by Kerry Brown and Russell Scott.

Jersey partners Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher will produce along with the Kroffts. Randy Pope, executive veep of production for the Kroffts, will serve as exec producer. For Jersey, creative exec Adrienne Biddle and veep of production Kevin Hardesty will supervise development.

Puppet insects

Originally broadcast on NBC from 1970 to 1972, “The Bugaloos” was a live-action puppet production that followed the antics of a group of teenage insects who formed a rock group called the Bugaloos.

“I have always had great respect for everyone at Jersey and the films they have produced,” Sid Krofft said.

Added Marty Krofft: “We are fortunate that many of the kids who grew up with our shows in the ’70s have remained loyal fans.”

Jersey’s next release is “The Caveman’s Valentine,” starring Samuel L. Jackson and written and directed by Kasi Lemmons.

The Kroffts recently set up, among other projects, “HR Pufnstuff” at Sony Family Entertainment, which they will produce along with Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are penning the screenplay.

The Kroffts were repped by manager Andy Tenenbaum at MBST and their attorney Bob Wyman.