The 2018 New York Times bestselling/ Newbery Award winning novel, Hello, Universe, has gotten the attention of Oscar-winner Mr. Forest Whitaker along with Netflix. Mr. Whitaker, along with Nina Yang Bongiovi, are producing the project. Mr. Michael Golamco will write the screenplay. The book will be made into a live-action family movie.
The novel is about a shy boy who fell in a well and a team of his friend trying to find him. The story involves multiple (two boys and two girls to be exact) points of views. Netflix announced the deal on Wednesday, May 22nd.
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Mr. Chris Rock and Stanley Tucci have been added to the casts of The Witches. Previously, I reported on this blog about the casting of Ms. Anne Hathaway as The Grand Witch and Ms. Octavia Spencer as Bruno's grandmother. The new take to author Roald Dahl's story is currently in production and would probably be release on October 16, 2020.
The screenwriters of this project are Ms. Kenya Barris, Mr. Robert Zemeckis, and Mr. Guillermo del Toro. Mr. Robert Zemeckis will direct it. Not much has been said about the project, but so far the setting will take place in late 1960s and in rural Alabama rather than in England.
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Dr. Seuss's classic book is being made into a animated series by Netflix. The casts include Mr. Adam DeVine as Sam AM I, Ilana Glazer as Eb, Michael Douglas as Guy Am I, Jeffrey Wright as McWinkle, Diane Keaton as Michelleee, Tracy Morgan as fox , Jillian bell as Gluntz, John Turturro as Goat , Daveed Diggs as Mouse,and Keegan-Michael Key as the narrator.
It has been reported that this series would be one of the most expensive programs produced for television. Look for the Animation series when it premiere fall 2019.
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Ms. Octavia Spencer joins the cast that includes Ms. Anna Hathaway in the film adaptation of The Witches. Ms. Kenya Barris, creator of the hit TV show Black-ish, is co-writing the screenplay while Mr. Robert Zemeckis ( Forrest Grump,Contact, and The Polar Express) will direct the project.
Ms. Octvaia Spence will play the grandmother of Bruno's character while Ms. Anna Hathaway will play The Grand Witch. Producing the project are Zemeckis along with Mr. Jack Rapke through ImageMovers. Mr. Alfonso Cauron and Guillermo del Toro are also producing it while Mr. Del Toro drafted the first script.
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On Netflix website, it was announced that Roald Dahl's book would make its animated adaption at Netflix. Best selling books such as The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Going Solo, The Magic Finger, and much more will be made available for every children and adult that admired Roald Dahl's beloved tales.
As Roald Dahl's widow, Ms. Felicity Dahl put it, "our mission, which is purposefully lofty, is for as many children as possible around the world to experience the unique magic and positive message of Roald Dahl's stories. This partnership with Netflix marks a significant move toward making that possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for the Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would, I know, be trilled."
Ms. Melissa Cobb, NetFlix's Vice President of Kids & Family Content stated, "...We have great creative ambition to reimagine the journey of so many treasured Dahl characters in fresh, contemporary ways with the highest quality animation and production values."
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