Following the success of The Muppets, 20th Century Fox has decided it would like to get into the Jim Henson-created puppet business, as THR report the studio is planning to develop a big screen adaptation of Sesame Street. The studio picked up movie rights and brought on veteran show writer Joey Mazzarino to provide the screenplay.
The educational children’s program debuted in 1969 on PBS and features memorable characters such as Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and Elmo. Shawn Levy is producing with Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Film 360’s Guymon Casady.
Sesame Street already has two big screen movies under its belt, with 1985’s Follow That Bird. and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland in 1999. There’s no news on when this new film might hit cinemas.