Shawn Levy is one seriously busy man. With the Uncharted adaptation in the mix, as well as a remake of Starman, the director and producer also has something a little different up his sleeve.
During a recent interview with Screen Rant to promote the United States’ release of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama Arrival (read our ★★★★★ review here), Levy has revealed that he’s developing a new big screen version of the long-running children’s TV show Sesame Street.
“Sesame Street is at Warner Bros and we are right now working on a treatment for what I think is going to be a really imaginative and entertaining take on that beloved and decades-old global brand,” said Levy. “The trick there is to honour these characters that are beloved, but in a movie that feels entertaining for the kids who we might bring to the movie – and humorous for those parents who bring their kids. It’s early – we’re still at the treatment stage, but very bullish on that.”
The iconic children’s show – which blends popular culture and satire with early learning education – has previously spawned feature films such as 1999’s Elmo in Grouchland, and was the centre of a documentary in 2011’s Being Elmo.
As soon as more information arrives about the big-screen adventure for Big Bird, The Count, The Cookie Monster, and the rest of the gang, we’ll let you know!
Source: The Guardian