27 years after the last movie, the Carry On films may be set to return with a more ''politically correct'' movie.

Film producer Brian Baker (72) has spent £500,000 on the rights to sell Carry On merchandise as he aims to revive the comedy franchise by selling enough products to eventually finance three new movies.

He won the rights after winning a legal battle against ITV in which a judge ruled the network was not using the brand meaning its trademark became invalid.

Sid James 

The last Carry On movie was 1992's Carry On Columbus and the producer has insisted he wishes to continue the legacy of the films' founder Peter Rogers.

''This ruling means we can carry out Peter Rogers's legacy and get everything into gear.2 Baker told the Daily Mail newspaper.

The original franchise ran from 1958 to 1978 with a total of 31 films. Baker says that any new film will feature see the classic slapstick and slap and tickle comedy of the series return, but he added that a new series would be ''a bit more politically correct''.

''We'll be bringing together a new team of actors with their own idiosyncrasies and personalities," he said.

''They will be adapted to bring it up to modern times. We'll have to be a bit more politically correct today.

The Carry On film franchise saw the likes of Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims and Leslie Phillips rise to fame.

Barbara Windsor

An ITV Studios spokesperson added: ''The Carry On trademark is associated with the classic Carry On films which ITV will continue to distribute.

"ITV has already provided Mr. Baker with a licence to use the Carry On trademark for his new films. This was provided in 2016.

''We know the British public love Carry On and we welcome working with anyone interested in keeping this much loved brand alive.''