Shawn Levy to produce ‘Mr Men’ film

Roger Hargreaves' classic kids' books to get big screen adaptation

A new movie based on the classic children’s book series Mr Men is in the works.

Roger Hargreaves’ books will be adapted for the big screen by 20th Century Fox Animation, with Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy producing.

Hollywoodreporter.com reports that Levy will help Fox find a suitable writer and director for the project. No further details have been made public.

First published in 1971, over 100 million Mr Men books have been sold worldwide. An animated series, The Mr Men Show, aired on Channel 5 between 2008 and 2009.

Levy recently signed on to direct sci-fi remake Fantastic Voyage.