Is there anyone more suited to direct anything related to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory than Taika Waititi?

The Jojo Rabbit director will helm two animated series for Netflix that are based on the Roald Dahl classic. One will be centered around the Oompa Loompas. The other series will be:

“Based on the world and characters of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’”

Waititi will write, direct, and executive produce the series. Netflix’s VP of Original Animation, Melissa Cobb; commented:

“I grew up reading Dahl stories and lived large parts of my young life in those magical worlds, so finding just the right creative partner to bring Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Oompa Loompas to life in animation was a daunting task…until Taika walked into the room. Then, it was really obvious. If Dahl had created a character of a filmmaker to adapt his work, I’m pretty sure he would have created Taika.”

Gideon Simeloff, the Director of Commercial and Entertainment for the Roald Dahl Story Company, also commented:

In the words of Willy Wonka himself – we are ‘Delighted! Charmed! Overjoyed!’ with Taika’s appointment on this project. There is something undeniably Wonka-esque about Taika’s creative flair and inimitable sense of humor and we cannot think of anyone more perfectly suited to leading the creative charge on these first of their kind, feature quality Netflix shows.”

Are you excited for Waititi to helm these two projects?

Source: The Wrap

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