Collider and several other sources have released the first concept image from Brian Henson’s The Happytime Murders, a film set in a world where puppets and humans co-exist but the former are second-class citizens. The son of the legendary Muppet creator Jim Henson, who is also directing the film, will no doubt turn a few heads with this film, offering a very dark spin on the world of puppets. It’s about time we had another Who Framed Roger Rabbit? style movie. With puppets.
With a script by Todd Berger, the official synopsis reads as follows: In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, Phil Phillips, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the famous 80s television show, “The Happytime Gang.” As the killings continue, Phil’s former flame, Jenny, is next on the list. It’s up to Phil and his ex-partner, Detective Edwards, 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 tries to solve, The Happytime Murders.
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