Another project that’s been simmering since 2008 is now coming to a boil as the first bits of concept art from Happytime Murders have slipped online. Check ‘em out, or we’ll kick the stuffing out of you!
Happytime Murders is a comedy thriller written by Todd Berger and directed by Brian Henson (son of Jim).
Happytime takes place in a world where humans and puppets coexist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of 1980s children’s TV show “The Happytime Gang” begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet — with a drinking problem, no less — takes the case with his former human partner. Think Avenue Q meets L.A. Confidential.
Berger penned the script from a story he wrote with Dee Austin Robertson. The project has been in development at the Jim Henson Co. since 2008, when it picked up the script as a spec.
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