Fox & Walden Adapting “Family Circus”

20th Century Fox and Walden Media have teamed up to purchase the film rights to Bil Keane’s syndicated comic strip “The Family Circus” reports Deadline.

First starting in 1960, Keane has been producing the single-panel script ever since and it has become the most widely syndicated cartoon panel in the world. The strip follows an Arizona family – Bil and Thelma along with their four children.

Bob Hilgenberg & Rob Muir will pen the script for a live action feature based on the property, and the first of a potential family franchise. John Baldecchi and Stacy Maes are producing.