Dirty, Dirty Puppets
The Happytime Murders will feature a cast of the Jim Henson Company puppets, along with humans and will take place in a world where the two species live together - although the puppets are not treated equally. Feeling like second-class citizens drives the critters to drugs, drinking and debauchery. The Happytime Gang is a furry group who used to put on a popular kid's show and now are being systematically murdered; it's up to a human/puppet P.I. team to hunt down the ruthless serial killer before the entire cast is wiped out. But this will not be the usual lighter, G or PG-13 rated fare...no, no, no...this film wants to go to a much darker place. The nasty news is spewing all over the interwebs, apparently originating from nymag.com, who claim they've have seen the script and describe one scene:
"...a character opening the wrong door at the "Puppet Pleasureland," and finding a cow puppet on a massage table having all of its teats milked by an octopus puppet. Reads the stage direction: "The cow MOOS in ecstasy. MILK is just SQUIRTING EVERYWHERE."
Firstly, I'm wondering if Godtopus has purposely neglected to inform us of his moonlighting. And secondly, I feel dirty.
Lionsgate has picked up The Happytime Murders which will be directed by Brian Henson (Jim's son) and produced by Brian and his sister, Lisa.