The Jim Henson Company has announced the development of a new film project called "The Happytime Murders". The original film noir murder mystery will fall under the company's Henson Alternative banner, a division that develops projects not intended for children (such as Puppet Up! and Tinseltown). Based on a story Dee Austin Robertson and Todd Berger, the original feature film will feature the well-known Henson style of irreverence and parody while presenting a unique twist on the film noir genre. In a world where puppets are a minority race amongst humans, a puppet detective is forced to solve a string of murders surrounding The Happytime Gang, the cast of a beloved children’s television show. Todd Berger has penned the screenplay and Brian Henson is attached to direct. I will be sure to keep you updated as soon as more information on this film becomes available.