We’ve been hearing about the possibility of a new Sesame Street movie off and on for a few years now. According to new info on The Tracking Board, the project is still moving forward, but has now switched from Fox to Warner Bros. Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy is now on board to direct as well as produce. The Tracking Board says:
Warner Bros. has brought new ideas to the table regarding the direction of the film, and are currently choosing writers to helm the screenplay. Sources say that the new direction will set the film in New York City and turn it into an adventure movie. The tone of the new take will be in the style of the more recent Muppets films.
A tone like the recent Muppet movies would be great, especially if that means the film is funny and has clever songs. Considering this is Sesame Street, which is consistently funny and has clever songs, we can probably safely assume as much. If they get to cut loose a little while unshackled by the educational requirements, all the better. It should still be rated G… but maybe it can be a hard G?
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by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com