Has the platform found its golden ticket? Netflix, which is already developing several productions adapted from the works of Roald Dalh, is said to be in talks to acquire all the works of the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
To win in the face of increasingly tough competition, and in particular against the juggernaut Disney, Netflix is working hard. The platform, which is already developing several series inspired by the universe of Roald Dahl, is said to be in talks to acquire its entire bibliography, reports the site of Bloomberg. This agreement, which comes more than 3 years after the purchase of adaptation rights for Charlie and the chocolate factory, could become the biggest acquisition in the history of the platform.
In 2018, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Netflix had spent no less than $ 100 million to afford 16 iconic works by the author. This new contract could therefore reach new heights. In addition to Charlie and the chocolate factory, Netflix could thus get its hands on a vast collection of children’s novels and the few more mature writings of the novelist, such as My Uncle Oswald or Some Time Never : A Fable for Supermen.
Taïka Waititi already attached to a project
In March 2020, Netflix had already announced that two animated series on the universe of Charlie and the chocolate factory were in development. Taika Waititi will be in charge, after having worked on Thor: Ragnarok for Marvel. Another series on the Oompas-Loompas is also on the program for the next few years, always with the director of Love and Thunder behind the camera.
However, we will have to wait a little longer to find out who will tackle the other projects on the platform. Netflix could briefly touch on the subject at its dedicated fan festival, which will take place online this weekend. Baptized TUDUM, the conference will be an opportunity for the SVOD service to unveil some of its future projects.
Remember also that a film centered on Willy Wonka is also in the works at Warner Bros., with Timothée Chalamet in the lead role.