Lionsgate has picked up Happytime Murders, a comedy thriller written by Todd Berger that will be directed by Jim Henson’s son, Brian Henson.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film “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’ begins 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.”
They are targeting a January start. Brian Henson is producing with his sister, Lisa Henson.