David T. Friendly and Jim Mahoney are teaming up with Fox 2000 to bring 1960s talking horse television show Mr. Ed to the bigscreen.

Fox 2000 has picked up the film rights. No writer or director is yet attached to the live-action family film.

Mr. Ed, a television sitcom from Filmways, aired on CBS from Oct. 1, 1961 to Feb. 6, 1966. As in the original show, Fox 2000 will use a real horse. The studio will use CGI to animate the horse's mouth.

No production date has been set.