Over 40 years after the character first came to life, Hello Kitty is heading to the movies.

New Line Cinema is set to make the first English language cinema movie of Hello Kitty, it’s been revealed.

The studio’s announcement marks the first time that the character has been licenced for the movies outside of its native Japan, and so it’s something of a coup for New Line. At the moment, it’s just a case of the deal having been done, though. Quite what the film will be, who will be writing it, who’s directing and who’s in it? Well, your guess is as good as ours at the moment.

The president and CEO of Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty, has made all the right noises in an official statement. Shintaro Tsuji is quoted as saying “I am extremely pleased that Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio characters will be making their Hollywood debut. Hello Kitty has long been a symbol of friendship and we hope this film will only serve to grow that circle of friendship around the world”.

As we hear more on the movie, we’ll let you know…

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