Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Henson to Produce Adult Puppet Noir

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.

4 comments:

frogboy4 said...

No company could do this better! I am very pleased with this pitch. It sounds like a dark Muppety Roger Rabbit (two of my favorite things).

Nic Kramer said...

I like this pitch. "The Happytime Gang". Heh. Talk about biting the hand that you feed.

Vaughn Michael said...

It makes me think of that episode of Angel, in fact it sounds exactly like that episode.

Nic Kramer said...

Yeah I just relized that. Hmm...