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Mr Men head for big screen - after studio deal is signed

Little Miss Hug recently created by Roger Hargreaves son Adam Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

After years of talk and anticipation, it seems the likes of Mr Tickle, Mr Bump and Little Miss Chatterbox will now grace the silver screen.

Fox Animation, the studio behind Ice Age and Rio, has signed a deal to make a film version starring the Mr Men and Little Miss characters.

No director or writer has been announced, but we do know it will be produced by Shawn Levy, who was behind the Night At The Museum series.

I loved reading these books as a kid, and now I love reading them to my own kids.

Their humour, wit and uniquely specific tone make this a truly classic series. I can't wait to help shepherd them to the big screen.

– Shawn Levy, producer

The books, created by Roger Hargreaves first went into print in 1971.

But they have not lost any of their popularity, with one being sold somewhere in the world every 2.5 seconds.

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Peter Fonda rides the Captain America chopper. Credit: Topham/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

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New Star Wars film set 30 years after Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VII will begin filming in May at Pinewood Studios in London and is set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, it has been confirmed.

The new film will 'star a trio of new young leads', according to the website. Credit: Bay Area News Group/ABACA

The official Star Wars website also said the film will "star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces."

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