On June 19, 2012, The Hollywood Reporter announced that a new Sesame Street movie was in the works to be produced by 20th Century Fox. Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) was set to produce from a script by head Sesame Street writer Joey Mazzarino.
In April 2015, The Tracking Board reported that the film had moved to Warner Bros. with Levy now directing as well as producing. The move to another studio prompted a search for new screenwriters who will center the script around an adventure set in New York City.
One year later, Levy signed on to direct a remake of Starman, leaving the Sesame Street movie without a director. Since the time of the initial announcement, Mazzarino had also moved on from Sesame Workshop, leaving the project without a writer.
- ↑ "Sesame Street Movie in the Works from Fox" The Hollywood Reporter by Borys Kit, 6/19/2012
- ↑ "Warner Bros. Picks Up “Sesame Street” Movie From Fox With Shawn Levy Directing" April 15, 2015
- ↑ "Starman Remake In the Works With Director Shawn Levy The Hollywood Reporter by Borys Kit, April 1, 2016