How does this sound: an R-rated movie starring the Muppets? Stay with me here. I’m not saying Avenue Q, but actual Jim Henson Company designed puppets, in a comedy murder mystery aimed at adults. Doesn’t that sound fantastic?
The official description:
OK, aside from hearing “movie announcer voice” on that first sentence, I’m completely stoked. Sitting alongside the official synopsis is a hilarious piece of concept art, featuring a hard-boiled detective puppet, an unlucky-looking murder victim with his “stuffing” all over the floor, and a bunch of humans milling about. That’s comedy gold right there, and its only just concept art!
Brian Henson will direct the film and Katherine Heigl’s name has been attached to the project. The intrigue!
You could make a movie about dysentery prevention starring the Muppets (even “unofficial” Muppets from the studio) and I’d still watch it, so I’m clearly excited for this project to see the light of day. The Muppets has only just reawaken my childhood love of the hilariously off-kilter creatures, and I strongly suspect I’m not the only one.