According to the Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has nabbed the movie rights to the children's favorite. The studio is also vying for seasoned "Street" scribe, Joey Mazzarino, to write the script with Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum"), Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady producing.
Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and the rest of the gang first appeared on television in 1969. Created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett, the educational series quickly became a beloved childhood staple, going on to win 138 Emmys.
Fox had no comment on its newest acquisition.
This adaptation-to-be comes off the heels of two other children's coups, "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and the Paddington Bear, which are both heading to the big screen.