Netflix has a new update concerning their multiple animated Roald Dahl projects in the works.
Variety reports that Netflix and Oscar-winning screenwriter Taika Waititi will be partnering to adapt to two new animated series based on the classic Dahl novel Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
One of the shows will be focusing on the iconic Oompa-Loompa characters.
Taika Waititi is partnering with Netflix on a pair of animated series — one based on the world of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and another based on the Oompa-Loompa characters.
Waititi, who won an Academy Award for the “Jojo Rabbit” adapted screenplay, will write, direct, and executive produce both projects. The two “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” movies were based on the 1964 children’s novel by Roald Dahl about the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka.
Taika has a knack for humor as seen in his films over the years and certainly has the type of imagination perfect for Dahl adaptations.
He recently completed work on his sports film Next Goal Wins and is expected to begin shooting Thor: Love & Thunder this August in Sydney, Australia at Fox Studios Australia.
Waititi recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Jojo Rabbit.
Other animated projects based on Dahl’s works in development at Netflix includes The Twits, The BFG, and Matilda.