Oscar-winning film-maker Steven Spielberg is planning to remake classic 1960s musical Mary Poppins.

SIR RICHARD EYRE, the director of the London stage show of Mary Poppins, has been approached by Spielberg to helm a new version of the 1964 JULIE ANDREWS-starring movie.

Eyre says, "Spielberg wants to make a new film of Mary Poppins and we've talked about it a lot.

"It will be hard to outdo the original but kids love the story and I'm sure that the remake will be a real success."