Back in 2007, TV viewers flocked to cinemas to see their favourite dysfunctional family break on to the big screen, The Sun reports.
An article in The Wall Street Journal has uncovered that a sequel to the animated comedy is now finally in the works — and will see the Simpsons family return to the big screen more than a decade after they last starred in their own movie.
According to journalist Ben Fritz, the Twentieth Century Fox film network is developing the film — despite the company being in something of a limbo situation as it faces being bought by Disney.
The WSJ reports that Fox chief executive Stacey Snider is pressing ahead with film development plans — even though Twentieth Century Fox could feasibly cease to exist once merged with the Walt Disney Company.
“The film studio is partnering with the Fox television studio on a big-screen adaptation of the animated series Bob’s Burgers, a second Simpsons movie in development and a Family Guy film that would mix animation with live action, said people with knowledge of the projects,” the report continues.