Happytime Murders is one of those movies that the plot sounds so awesome, that it’s too good to be true. I remember hearing about this movie back in the days of G4 TV and announced on Attack of the Show, which almost seems like a lifetime ago. The film was to be rated R, produced by Jim Henson Company and would involve puppets and humans alike sharing a world like ours. That includes murder, sex, drugs and all the fixings that come with it.
The story follows puppet stars of an iconic TV show The Happytime Gang who are some of the biggest celebrities around. But off-camera, the family-friendly cast leads the kinds of lives that would make a tabloid writer blush. When the Happytime Gang stars begin to be mysteriously murdered, two mismatched detectives – one a type-A, take-no-prisoners human with a secret and the other a crass, hard-drinking puppet with a connection to one of the victims – must put aside their differences to stop the killings and catch the culprit, all the while trying to resist the temptation to murder each other.
Recently, Deadline is reporting that prayers have been answered and the film might actually be made and has found its leading man in Jamie Foxx. So far Foxx is still at the negotiation stage but this only gives the film more of a chance to come into existence because of Foxx’s box office draw. And to add a little bit of a bonus, Brian Henson is set to direct as well. To this I say, “F$*k Yeah!” Fingers crossed.
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