Who is brutally murdering The Happytime Gang?
The long-gestating, rated-R horror-comedy The Happytime Murders finally filmed last year and debuted the first ever footage at the Las Vegas CinemaCon.
The comedy is set in the underbelly of a Los Angeles where puppets and humans co-exist. Two clashing detectives, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together to figure out who is brutally murdering the former cast of The Happytime Gang, a beloved classic puppet show.
Tweets came pouring in after the trailer was shown with Collider’s Steve Weintraub explaining, “It ended with something as filthy as I’ve ever seen in a red band trailer and I loved every second of it.”
He further added that it “takes place in a world where muppets are real. And have sex. A lot of sex.”
The film stars Elizabeth Banks, Melissa McCarthy, Joel McHale and Maya Rudolph, with Mitch Silpa (Bridesmaids) and Ryan Gaul (Identity Thief).
Last we heard, the movie has an August 17, 2018 release date.
Brian Henson directs the comedy in conjunction with Jim Henson Company’s Henson Alternative banner.
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 23, 2018