The Muppets will no longer be for the kiddies.
The Jim Henson Co. has just picked up a script - starring the furry creatures - targeting an adult audience.
The movie, currently titled The Happytime Murders, is a mystery flick that will be made by the company's Henson Alternative deparment, which is a division of Henson's that basically develops projects not for kids.
Set on board to direct is Brian Henson, co-CEO of Jim Henson Co, and one of the late Jim Henson's sons. As for the script, it was written by Todd Berger.
Though this isn't the first 'adult' film Henson makes. Back in 1982 the company made The Dark Crystal, "which featured a dark tone and, in one scene, nudity."
As for The Happytime Murders , it takes place in a special type of world where humans co-exist with puppets.
However, the puppets are viewed as second-class citizens.
And then, when members of the famous '80s The Happytime Gang start to get murdered one by one, "a disgraced puppet LAPD detective turned private eye — with a drinking problem, no less — takes on the case."
Sounds sort of like Who Framed Roger Rabbit doesn't it?
The movie is being described as also having a comedy side to it, sort of like Broadway's Avenue Q.
Will U go watch The Happytime Murders ?
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