R-Rated Puppet Noir Movie THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS Back in Active Development
After a long time hearing nothing about this awesome project, it looks like Jim Henson's The Happytime Murders is back in active development now that it's found a new home at STX Entertainment.
The Happytime Murders was a Blacklist script back in 2008 and has been sort of drifting in limbo since 2010. Supposedly they've had a hard time finding a lead actor...I'll do it if they're still having trouble. Here's the synopsis:
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.”
Brian Henson (Jim Henson's son) is still on board to direct, and I for one am incredibly excited for this film.