Three years ago, Netflix entered into an agreement with Roald Dahl’s old organization for the free use of 16 stories by the English writer, but now the entirety of Dahl’s business has been taken over by the broadcasting giant. With this, Netflix became the owner of such stories as Karcsi, Chocolate Factory, Matilda and Andmes and the Giant Peach or The Fantastic Mr.Fox or The Friendly Giant, so all this work has already been made into an animated adaptation (the last work was put to canvas by Steven Spielberg in 2016), but of course the catalog also includes the stories we couldn’t From seeing her so far in a movie or series.
However, Netflix does not think only of film and television, the company in her contacts It sets even more ambitious goals: they want to create a unique world that includes, among other things, films, animated series, and live action, including video games and theatrical performances. “Roald Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide, with characters such as Matilda, The Friendly Giant, Fantastic Fox, Willy Wonka, and Twites, capturing generations of children and adults. Messages about the power and potential of youth have never been more Relevant than ever. In presenting these timeless tales in a new format to a larger audience, we are committed to preserving their unique spirituality and universal theme of the power and kindness of surprise, but also throwing in some new magic.” – wrote in contact.
Under the agreement, the Roald Dahl Story Company, which has managed the rights to the writer’s business so far, will be incorporated into Netflix, but there is no word on how much he changed hands during the deal. Dahl’s projects previously announced by the live broadcaster include a new reworking of the Karcsi and chocolate factory in the form of an animated series that Taika Waititi is already working heavily on, according to the announcement. A new advance version of the same book is also being made, depicting the youth of production owner Willy Wonka, this time in the skin of the character formerly shaped by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, Timothée Chalamet. However, the latter was not made by Netflix but by Warner, and it is not yet known if the new agreement will have any effect on this. (Source: IGN)