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The Simpsons are Heading to the Big Screen
originally posted February 11, 2004
After years of speculation, Matt Groening and James L Brooks are leading a team of writers in developing a film.
Work has already started on the script but the plot line is not yet fully formed.
It is expected to be a longer more amplified version of the show similar to the concept of 1999's South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut.
Chris Meledandri, 20th Century Fox's animation chief, said the team are "very excited about the possibility of making a 'Simpsons' movie".
"However, we are in the very early stages of developing an idea for the movie," he added.
There is no clue yet as to a release date on the movie, but it is expected to be at least two years off.