News Brian Henson to Direct Puppet Horror Film ‘The Happytime Murders’ Published 2 years ago on August 23, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Deadline is reporting today that Maya Rudolph is joining her Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters) in STXfilms’ The Happytime Murders. Brian Henson will direct in conjunction with Jim Henson Company’s Henson Alternative banner. “The comedy is set in the underbelly of a Los Angeles where puppets and humans co-exist. Two clashing detectives, one human (McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together to figure out who is brutally murdering the former cast of The Happytime Gang, a beloved classic puppet show.” Jamie Foxx will not be apart of the film because negotiations fell flat. Henson, McCarthy, Jeffrey Hayes and Falcone will serve as Happytime producers, while Lisa Henson, Dee Robertson and John W. Hyde will executive produce. McCarthy and Falcone will producer under their On the Day Productions banner. The story is by Todd Berger & Dee Robertson; the screenplay is by Berger, Robertson, Erich & Jon Hoeber and McCarthy. STXfilms VP Production Sheroum Kim and creative executive Kate Vorhoff oversaw the production. Related Topics: Up Next ‘#FromJennifer’ to Star Horror Icons Tony Todd and Derek Mears Don't Miss Vinegar Syndrome Set to Bring 90s Horror ‘Demon Wind’ to Blu-Ray Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News13 hours ago New ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Stills Feature Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton News15 hours ago Rob Zombie Shares the Official ‘3 From Hell’ Poster Artwork News23 hours ago Grab Some Must-Have “Creepshow” Merchandise from the Official Store! News2 days ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” TV Series Presents the Official Poster Featuring the Creep! News2 days ago Official Trailer for Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Dishes Out Brutal Justice! News3 weeks ago According to Keep NC Film, ‘Halloween 2’ Will Shoot Soon in Wilmington, North Carolina News4 weeks ago Bret Hart and Corey Feldman Team for Horror Anthology ‘Tales from the Dead Zone’ News7 days ago Nick Castle Teases Possible ‘Halloween’ Announcement Coming This Weekend! News4 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Sequel to Begin Shooting This Fall, Aiming for October 2020 Release Date News1 week ago Danielle Harris Hopes for ‘Halloween’ Return as Jamie! News2 days ago Official Trailer for Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Dishes Out Brutal Justice! News3 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘The Mummy Rebirth’ Wreaks Havoc on DVD and Digital This August News4 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘The Night Sitter’ Summons a Trio of Witches Known as The Three Mothers News4 weeks ago ‘Scream’ Slasher Icon Ghostface Returns in the Full ‘Dead by Daylight’ Trailer! News1 month ago Danny Torrance Returns to the Overlook Hotel in First Trailer for Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!