Another Raunchy Puppet Movie, ‘The Happytime Murders’

I’m sure nothing can beat the horny marionettes of Team America: World Police BUT there may be something in 2013. An empty hole you unsuccessfully tried to fill with The Muppets reboot starring Jason Segel, who is not making a sequel, opting for “human-related projects.”

The Jim Henson Company (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Witches) currently has four movies in development one of which is a “puppet-noir” movie called The Happytime Murders about a world where puppets co-exist with people as second class citizens. 

In a Watchmen-like twist, a private detective begins searching for a serial killer that has been savagely picking off cast members of an 80s television show. Katherine Heigl is in talks to star in this R-rated dark comedy that will be directed by Brian Henson.

Vulture.com claims to have gotten their hands on the script and the rating is apparently for language, graphic murder and cow-on-octopus sex at a place called “Puppet Pleasureland.” I couldn’t make this up if I tried.

One thought on “Another Raunchy Puppet Movie, ‘The Happytime Murders’

  1. Roger Rabbit intertwined animation with humans. It was actually the first movie my son ever watched from beginning to end. I think these type of movies try to grab this much demographic is possible. If the story is palatable it might do well.

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