A gold logo, set against a dark blue backdrop, spells out the film’s title – which looks to be Roald Dahl’s The Witches.
Taika Waititi has added yet another project to his crowded slate, but this one tastes scrumdiddlyumptious.
A movie version of the critically acclaimed stage musical version of Roald Dahl's Matilda is coming to the screen via Netflix.
The world of <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/roald-dahl/" id="auto-tag_roald-dahl">Roald Dahl</a> is coming to <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/netflix/" id="auto-tag_netflix">Netflix</a>. In a deal with The Roald Dahl Story Company, the internet TV network has set a new slate of original animated event series based on the books from the Roald Dahl library, including <em>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits</em>, and other beloved titles. In the release announcing the pact, Netflix said it “intends to remain faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl,”, but notes it plans to build…
Trump was chosen by the public as the young heroine's modern-day nemesis, in a new poll to celebrate Matilda's 30 anniversary.
Charlie Bucket, the young hero from Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' was originally black, his widow has revealed.
It’s Roald Dahl day – what would have been the 101st birthday of the legendary author behind many of the best-loved children’s books of all time. Dahl’s anarchic and often surprisingly dark sense of humour has been hugely influential on generations of storytellers, a number of whom have tried their hand at bringing his stories to the big screen.So, which is the best-loved big screen Roald Dahl adaptation of them all? We took stock of the audience ratings of the seven theatrically-released feature films based on his books: i.e. not including TV movies ‘Esio Trot,’ ‘Danny the Champion of the World,’ the animated version of ‘The BFG,’ or the recent straight to DVD movie ‘Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’Here’s how the rankings worked out (with a nod to each film’s Rotten Tomatoes scores included).Think this list is scrumdiddlyumptious, or a load of old snozzcumbers? Feel free to let us know how you’d rank the films in the comments section below.Read More:Why Roald Dahl Hated Willy Wonka10 great horror movies with child heroesCorey Feldman snaps Goonies reunion photo
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While some might still be coming to terms with Johnny Depp's Anna Wintour-esque iteration of Roald Dahl's eccentric confectioner, it looks like there might be another on the way.
Hugh Bonneville of “Downton Abbey” fame is set to star as beloved children’s author Roald Dahl in an untitled biopic about Dahl and his wife, Patricia Neal, from Goldcrest Films. Goldcrest, which is financing and co-producing the film as well as overseeing global sales and distribution, will introduce the project to international buyers at the... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/global/cannes-hugh-bonneville-roald-dahl-goldcrest-films-1202422863/" title="Read Cannes: Hugh Bonneville to Play Roald Dahl for Goldcrest Films (EXCLUSIVE)">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
It looks as though Willy Wonka may be getting an origin story. During an interview with SlashFilm, producer David Heyman revealed that the upcoming ‘Willy Wonka’ movie won’t retread old ground… and could explore the character’s origins. Of course, Willy Wonka first appeared on the big screen played by Gene Wilder in the children’s classic, ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’.
Sam Mendes is in “very early” negotiations with Disney to direct a live-action version of “James And The Giant Peach.” Nick Hornby is also in preliminary talks to write the screenplay for the project, 20 years after Disney released the animated movie, directed by Henry Selick and based on the Roald Dahl book. The original book,... <a href="http://variety.com/2016/film/news/sam-mendes-disney-james-and-the-giant-peach-reboot-1201845072/" title="Read Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘James and the Giant Peach’">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
The movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story about a magical girl and her tyrannical headmistress has just turned 20, so what are the cast – young and old – up to now?Image credits: Mara Wilson/Twitter, Jimmy Karz/MySpace, Kiami Davael/Twitter, jacquelinesteiger.com, TriStar, Sara Magdalin/LinkedIn, Facebook, PA, Getty
As part of our series on mind-blowing movie fan theories, we’re changing the way you watch some of Hollywood’s most famous films. - 5 Reasons Why Robin Williams Was A Genius - Amazing Picture Of A Young Benedict Cumberbatch Today – a double! 1971’s ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ and the Johnny Depp remake ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ from 2005. The theory Published in 1964, Roald Dahl’s masterpiece about a reclusive confectionary inventor who hides five Golden Tickets in bars of chocolate around the world so a group of kids can win a visit to his factory has thrilled readers for generations. It’s been adapted for the screen twice – originally starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and again with Johnny Depp.
The stateside commercial failure of Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ has sent shockwaves through film fandom. Generations of British readers have known Dahl as one of the finest writers of children’s books the world has even seen. As we await the UK release of 'The BFG,’ what better time to look back on the existing Dahl movies, and consider how well they captured the spirit of the timeless storyteller?
Roald Dahl famously loathed all the movie adaptations of his books, including the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder. So when the beloved author died in 1990, his widow Felicity (who goes by Liccy) was torn about what to do with his catalogue. It was a time, following the hit... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/film/news/roald-dahl-movies-bfg-steven-spielberg-matilda-1201806205/" title="Read From ‘The BFG’ to ‘Matilda’: How 5 Roald Dahl Books Landed on the Big Screen">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Steven Spielberg’s live-action adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic ‘The BFG’ has just screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and so far the reaction has been hugely positive. Director Spielberg and Mark Rylance (the actor who plays the big friendly giant) collaborate again, having worked on ‘Bridge of Spies’ together. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw gave it a four-star write-up, calling it ”hugely charming” and describes Rylance’s casting as the BFG as crucial, saying he “absolutely makes this movie what it is”.
Between Jon Favreau’s ‘Jungle Book’ and Steven Spielberg’s 'The BFG’, it’s looking like a vintage year for classic literature on the big screen.
A stunning new teaser poster for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’ has been released by eOne and it’s a feast for the eyes. It shows young Sophie, the human star of the film played by newcomer Ruby Barnhill, stood atop the ginormous sandal-clad feet of the titular Big Friendly Giant, with rolling countryside behind them. Mark Rylance, the Oscar-nominated star of ‘Bridge of Spies’, is reteaming with Spielberg to play the giant through a mixture of performance capture and CGI.
The first trailer for ‘The BFG’ made its début last week, as the sneak peek got everyone’s excitement levels ramped up, but what do we know about the adaptation?