Netflix remakes of Charlie, the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and other classics

Works Roald DahlHe is one of the most famous and influential writers of children’s and youth literature, and has been adapted dozens of times in film and television. My Giant FriendAnd witchesAnd Matilda And Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, appeared on the screen in different ways, but now, these works have one owner: Netflix.

The American broadcasting company announced, on Wednesday, that it had acquired the company that manages the rights to Dahl’s business.He revealed his immediate plans for those stories.

The acquisition, whose value has not been disclosed, stems from a collaboration that began three years ago between Netflix and the heirs of the British writer, who has sold more than 300 million books worldwide. His works have been translated into 63 languages.

In November 2018, Netflix announced that it would be turning Roald Dahl’s greatest hits into an animated series, under this partnership.

Thus, director of New Zealand Taika Waititi, responsible of Motorcycle rental He won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his movie jojo rabbitAnd Getting ready for a fantasy series Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, centered around oompa loompas, the creatures who attend to the imaginary chocolate maker.

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Netflix also announced that in 2022 it will release a new version of Matilda, which will have Emma Thompson and Lashana Lynch in the cast, and Alisha Weir as the title girl.

With the purchase of the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC), led by the writer’s grandson, Luke Kelly, Netflix announced that it would move forward with publishing, games, theater and episodic projects.

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales, United Kingdom to Norwegian parents, and gained international fame with his novels for young people, such as Matilda or The Witches. A collection of baroque stories in which adults play villains.

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