LONDON — Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British creator of celebrated kids’s books corresponding to “Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility.”
The video streaming big mentioned Wednesday that it acquired the Roald Dahl Story Co., which manages the rights to the creator’s characters and tales. No monetary phrases had been disclosed.
The deal builds on a partnership struck in 2018 to create a slate of animated TV sequence, beneath which “Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility” is getting a reboot by Academy Award successful filmmaker Taika Waititi and Netflix is working with Sony on an adaptation of “Matilda the Musical.”
The brand new deal paves the best way for Netflix to deliver the entire creator’s again catalogue to screens.
“These tasks opened our eyes to a way more bold enterprise – the creation of a novel universe throughout animated and stay motion movies and TV, publishing, video games, immersive experiences, stay theatre, client merchandise and extra,” Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos and Luke Kelly, managing director of the Roald Dahl Story Co. and Dahl’s grandson, mentioned in a joint assertion.
Dahl died in 1990 on the age of 74 however his books, which additionally embody “The BFG,” “The Twits” and “Improbable Mr. Fox,” stay widespread with younger readers, with greater than 300 million copies offered worldwide and translations in 63 languages.
This model corrects the spelling of Matilda within the third paragraph.