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Happytime Murders Brought To You By Jim Henson Company

“Happytime Murders" Finds A Home “ Happytime Murders ,” a comedy-thriller written by Todd Berger and to be directed by Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson , has landed at Lionsgate. The project has been in development at the Jim Henson Co . since October 2008, when it picked up Berger’s script as a spec. Lionsgate’s acquisition gives the risky project — a dark and adult story featuring puppets — a real shot at getting made, with insiders talking of a possible January start, depending on how soon a star can be found for the lead. “ Happytime ” takes place in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show called “ 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 on the case with his former human partner. Think “Avenue Q” meets “L.A. Confidential.” Please Leave A Commment- Source- THR