Henson options ‘Valiant’ effort

Jim Henson Pictures has optioned “Valiant,” a story by Jim Dublin and Paul Zaloom, writers and producers of the CBS kids sci-fi series “Beakman’s World.”

The new project, in development, will be written by the pair and would be directed Dublin and produced by Zaloom. Kristine Belson and Eoghan Mahony will be exec producers.

“Valiant” is the story of a secret underground society in the 1950s and 1960s that includes nuclear-powered cars, a tomboy, a gang of thieves and a love triangle.

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