Remember the Muppets? You know, little puppet guys who lived on Sesame Street and entertained your childhood?
Well they’re about to get a much more grown up cinematic adaptation. ‘The Happytime Murders’ will take the classic concept and give it a much cruder makeover.
“In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, Phil Phillips (Bill Barretta), puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the 1980s television series The Happytime Gang. As the killings continue, Jenny (Elizabeth Banks), Phil’s former flame, is next on the list. It’s up to Phil and Detective Edwards (Melissa McCarthy), his ex-partner, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface, the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect: Phil himself. Now he’s on the run with only his wits and hard-headed determination as he and his partner attempt to solve the Happytime Murders.”
The whole ‘will they? Won’t they?’ between Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy was about as risqué as it got in the original kids show. Judging by the trailer, that will not be the case in the new movie.
Brian Henson is the mastermind behind the new flick. Meaning it’s in pretty good hands considering his dad created the Muppets. He also directed Muppet Treasure Island.
The Happytime Murders is set to hit screens August 17th.
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