Thursday, November 10, 2016

Stranger Things - Sesame Street Film Back on Track!

There have been rumours and tidbits of news floating around for years about a new Sesame Street feature film and looks like it's back on track again.

The latest Sesame film still doesn't yet have a title, but is being developed by Shawn Levy, one of the producers of the upcoming sci-fi film Arrival and Netflix's hit show Stranger Things!

In addition to producing, Levy is set to direct the film as well. He's directed family movies like the Night at the Museum trilogy, Cheaper by the Dozen, and the boxing robot flick, Real Steel

After previously being developed at Twentieth Century Fox, the film has now moved to Warner Bros.

Levy told Sceenrant:

“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 imnaginative and entertaining take on that beloved and decades old global brand. 
The trick there is to honor these characters that are beloved but in a movie that feels entertaining for the kids who we might bring to the movie but humorous on that second level for those parents who bring their kids. It’s early – we’re still at the treatment stage, but very bullish on that.”
Our last news about the project was in 2015 when Levy told The Tracking Board that the film "will be in the style of the more recent Muppets films."

Although a full creative team has not been announced according to,
Mike Jones, who penned the English adaptations of The Wind Rises and The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and long-time Sesame Street writer Joey Mazzarino are working with Levy.

1 comment:

  1. Would Joey still be working on this film since he has parted ways with Sesame Workshop? I hope he would, since he breathed so much fresh air into everything he touched!