Netflix acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of famous children’s books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
The context: The video streaming giant said Wednesday it had acquired the Roald Dahl Story Co., which manages the rights to the author’s characters and stories. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
- The deal builds on a partnership reached in 2018 to create an animated television series, under which “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be rebooted by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi.
- Netflix is working with Sony on an adaptation of “Matilda the Musical.”
- The new agreement paves the way for Netflix to bring the author’s entire catalog to the screens.
- Dahl passed away in 1990, but his books, including “The BFG,” “The Twins,” and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” remain popular with young readers.
What do they say? “These projects opened our eyes to a much more ambitious undertaking: the creation of a unique universe encompassing animated and live-action films and television, publications, games, immersive experiences, live theater, consumer products and much more.” Netflix and Roald Dahl Story Co. said in a joint statement.
Main source of the news: AP