Happytime Murders Succumb to Lionsgate


Who remembers Peter Jackson's adult oriented puppet movie Meet the Feebles? Was it not awesome? Well I love puppets, and naughty puppets are always good. Well according to The Hollywood Reporter Lionsgate has acquired the rights to a comedy thriller titled Happytime Murders which is written by Todd Berger and directed by Brian Henson, Jim Henson's son.

Happytime takes place in a world where humans and puppets coexist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of 1980s children's TV show "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 the case with his former human partner.

Happytime Murders has been in development at the Jim Henson company since 2008, with Lionsgate acquisition it gives the risky product a dark adult story featuring puppets. They are hoping for a January start, but depends when they can find a lead star.

You can't go wrong with puppets in my opinion, one there is no CGI just fur all the way and puppets are so funny and if done right, they can be the most evil little critters around. Anyone also remember MTV's FUR TV? Where it had puppets, but they got into all sorts of mischief, sex, drugs, alcohol... Heavy metal, I use to love that show.

Check out the trailer for Peter Jackson's Meet The Feebles below:

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