IM Global posted concept art for “The Happytime Murders,” a movie about a world where puppets and humans co-exist and a puppet detective must solve a murder.
IM Global, a film financing and distribution company owned by Reliance Entertainment, posted concept art for The Happytime Murders, a movie about a world where puppets and humans co-exist and a puppet detective must solve a murder.
In addition to the concept art, IM Global released a synopsis of the movie:
Ina world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens,puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop Phil Phillips is hot on thetrail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targetingthe cast members of the famous 80s television show, “The HappytimeGang.” As the killings continue, Phil’s former flame, Jenny, is next onthe 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.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter,the film is set to be directed by Brian Henson, the son of Muppetsfounder Jim Henson, and produced by Henson studios. Henson directed Muppet Treasure Island and a Muppet Christmas Carol. The script is by Kung Fu Panda screenwriterTodd Berger. Katherine Heigl is attached to star.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.