Puppets Go Film Noir With Henson Alternative
Created 10/15/2008 - 00:00
Henson Alternative, the brand from The Jim Henson Company for adult audiences, are developing an upcoming feature called HAPPYTIME MURDERS, a puppet comedy that plays on the film noir detective genre.
Featuring the well-known Henson style of irreverence and parody, and taking its cues from such films as PULP FICTION and L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, HAPPYTIME MURDERS presents a 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 around The Happytime Gang, the cast of a beloved children's show, that is being picked off by a mysterious villain.
Based on a story by Todd Berger (KUNG FU PANDA: SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE) and Dee Robertson, HAPPYTIME MURDERS will be produced by Brian Henson (MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND, A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL), Lisa Henson and Jason Lust. Berger will write the screenplay and Robertson will executive produce. Brian Henson is attached to direct.
Previous Henson Alternative credits include TINSELTOWN for Logo, PUPPET UP! -- UNCENSORED for TBS (also playing live on-stage monthly at the Avalon Hollywood) and the upcoming original online series SIMIAN UNDERCOVER DETECTIVE SQUAD and ALT/REALITY for film.com.