Stuck in development hell for several years it would seem that Brian Henson will finally get his Happytime Murders. Produced by IM Global who is owned by Reliance Entertainment released this press release. “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 hardheaded determination, as he tries to solve, “The Happytime Murders.””
Think Who Framed Roger Rabbit for a new generation, but set in the world of muppets. Now, since Disney owns The Muppet's this will be an all new cast of characters created by the Jim Henson Studios. Jim Henson studios has created of world of characters other than The Muppets. Jim Henson studios created The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Farscape and many more.
The Happytime Murders will be Directed by Brian Henson (Muppet's Treasure Island) and written by Todd Berger (Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious 5) with Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy) attached to star.