STX Entertainment has saved Jim Henson‘s The Happytime Murders and it is now actively back in development. Brian Henson (Jim Henson’s son) will direct The Happytime Murders. This film sounds great so what was the delay about? The delay was about finding a new lead actor causing the movie to slip into the abyss since about 2010. This film sounds like it will be great and I cannot wait to see it.
Synopsis: 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 hard headed determination, as he tries to solve, "The Happytime Murders."