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Articles Tagged 'Roald Dahl'


Roald Dahl Stories Being Made into Animated Series

Move over DC and Marvel: in some decidedly phizz-whizzing news, we’ve heard the Roald Dahl Universe is about to get much bigger, just days after hearing Tales of the Unexpected was being rebooted. The author’s children’s tales will now be revamped for a new generation, too. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has paid over $1 billion for […]


Roald Dahl’s ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ is Getting the Reboot Treatment

Anthology shows such as Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone are riding high at the moment, so it should come as no surprise that someone has dug deep into the archives for another classic of the genre. According to Deadline, that classic is Tales of the Unexpected, the decidedly dark cult British TV show famous for its plot twists […]

30th Anniversary of “Willy Wonka”

New ‘Willy Wonka’ Movie Set to Be a Prequel

There’s a new Willy Wonka movie in the works. But, not to worry, it’s not a remake or reboot of what we’ve seen before, but instead, an origin story. We were introduced to Willy Wonka, the whimsical candy aficionado, in author Roald Dahl‘s 1964 novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The forthcoming film will focus on […]


Swashboggling Gobblefunk! Roald Dahl’s Words to Get Own Dictionary

When it comes to making up inventive additions to the English language, perhaps the greatest rival to Dr. Seuss was the British childrens’ author Roald Dahl. Writer of such classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, Dahl was famed for his distinctive use of language, repurposing old vernacular as well as inventing entirely […]


WATCH: The BFG Introduces Himself in New Trailer

We briefly met the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) in an earlier clip, but this time around we get a proper introduction. An orphaned girl (Ruby Barnhill) meets the BFG (Mark Rylance) in Roald Dahl’s story The BFG, soon to hit the big screen courtesy of director Steven Spielberg, but she didn’t really know what to make of […]


WATCH: Meet the Giants in New ‘BFG’ Trailer

You may already be a huge fan of Roald Dahl’s The BFG (stands for Big Friendly Giant) and have a picture of what the giants look like in your head. But, of course, director Steven Spielberg has his own ideas, too. We’ve had a quick glimpse of a giant’s hand in the teaser trailer for Disney’s […]

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5 British Geniuses That Deserve a Biopic

There’s a knack to making a truly gripping biopic of the life of a scientist. It’s not enough to show them hard at work and illustrate the key breakthroughs and lightbulb moments; there have to be other factors at play, other stories to tell. So, while British science is well served with people of huge […]

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