Last spring, it became known that the rights to the full-length version of Sesame Street were transferred from 20th Century Fox to Warner Bros . Despite the unexpected change of studio, the film adaptation of the famous children's show managed to retain an impressive production team in the person of Michael Aguilar (The Departed), Gaimon Kesedy (The Expendables), Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan) and Sean Levy (Mysterious Events) / Stranger Things ). The latter also planned to take the director's chair.|
After a year and a half, the WB management finally decided to start active work on the adaptation of the world famous children's series. According to Deadline , David Guyon and Michael Handelman , who have already collaborated with Levy to create the film “ Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb. In the track record of the duo of Hollywood authors, you can also find the comedy "The Ex-Lover" and "Dinner with the Nerds."
The debut of " Sesame Street " on television took place back in 1969. Since then, the educational show has won more than 160 Emmy awards and has a global audience of over 150 million viewers.
Over the past 47 years, the heroes of the TV show have already visited the big screen a couple of times. The musical comedy Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird was the first full-length adaptation. Critics sang praises to the film by Ken Kuopis, but at the box office it was a crushing failure. In the summer of 1985, "Back to the Future", "Mad Max 3: Under the Dome of Thunder", "European Vacation" and several other famous films fought for leadership in the box office, which is why the film about the adventures of Big Bird only managed to earn $ 14 million .
The second attempt to transfer favorite characters of preschoolers to the cinema screens was made in 1999. The film "The Adventures of Elmo" was again warmly received by critics, but managed to start only from the eighth place in the North American box office. As a result, the $ 26 million comedy grossed just $ 11.6 million .
Insiders have yet to say whether Levy intends to remain at the helm of the new version of Sesame Street , or whether he will be limited to production functions. In the near future, Sean 's main thoughts will be related to the second season of " Mysterious " and the adaptation of the video game Uncharted, which he expects to begin filming next spring.
The Topic of Article: Back to Sesame Street.