London, June 21 (ANI): A 'Sesame Street' movie is thought to be in development, following reports that Fox has purchased film rights to the iconic TV show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio will enlist Sesame Street writer Joey Mazzarino to write the script, the BBC reported.
It follows the recent 158 million dollar box office haul of Jim Henson's other fuzzy creations, 'The Muppets'.
'Night at the Museum' director Shawn Levy is reported to be on board for the latest big-screen outing, although Fox has made no comment.
There have already been two Sesame Street films in the past; 'Follow That Bird' in 1985, featuring John Candy and Chevy Chase, and 'The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland', from 1999.
Sesame Street's best known characters include Elmo and Big Bird.
The educational children's show, which also features the likes of Bert, Ernie and Cookie Monster, combines live-action, puppetry and animation. (ANI)