We’ve heard not a peep about Brian Henson’s The Happytime Murders, since the project was first announced back in October of 2010.
We had almost forgotten about it, but now Collider has unearthed a few photos of the film-noir puppet movie.
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 is the Jim Henson’s son, btw; not even Katherine Heigl’s rumored casting has derailed our ridonkulous enthusiasm for this. Hopefully, it’ll end up as more of a straight film noir and less of a parody/comedy.