The Jim Henson Company is developing a full-length feature basedon its 1980s television show Fraggle Rock.

The story will follow the adventures of Fraggle Rockresidents Gobo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red as they venture outside theirhome and encounter new creatures.

Ahmet Zappa is writing the screenplay and will serve as executive produceralongside Jim Henson Company co-chief executive officer Brian Henson and JasonLust. Co-chief executive officer Lisa Henson will produce.

"Fraggle Rock has remained a favourite project at our company and has certainlycontinued to be loved by its many devoted fans, so we are thrilled to beginwork on this project," Lisa Henson said.

"With itsmessage of celebrating diversity and its ambitious goal of promoting worldpeace, now is the perfect time to embark on a new Fraggle adventure."