The Happytime Murders'.”
The Happytime Murders, a movie about a world where puppets
and humans co-exist and a puppet detective must solve a murder (think a
Muppets version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?). It's no longer an original concept, but it's the return of 'The Henson Muppets'- this time in a non-Muppet movie, cause the Muppets are now officially owned by Disney. But a puppet starring as 'a private eye' might be something you think you might have seen before? That might well be, because just a few short years back, Australian comedian, Jon Williams, made a short film based on this very concept. 'Soft Cop' told the story of a private eye that get's caught up in a series of suspicious murders, much like the Henson's concept above. (Check it out here!)
The film is set to be directed by Brian Henson, the son of Muppets founder Jim Henson, and produced by Henson studios. Henson directed Muppet Treasure Island and a Muppet Christmas Carol. The script is by Kung Fu Panda scribe Todd Berger. Katherine Heigl is attached to star.