Netflix will acquire the Rights company of Roald Dahl

Netflix has announced this Wednesday the acquisition of the company that manages the rights of the Giant of Children's Literature Roald Dahl, author of the Cha

Netflix will acquire the Rights company of Roald Dahl

Netflix has announced this Wednesday the acquisition of the company that manages the rights of the Giant of Children's Literature Roald Dahl, author of the Charlie novel and the chocolate factory, a classic adapted to cinema twice.

This acquisition, whose amount has not been revealed, is based on an association started three years ago between the American streaming platform and the heirs of the British writer, who has sold more than 300 million books around the world, translated into 63 languages .

In November 2018, Netflix had announced that it would adapt the great successes of Roald Dahl in animated series as part of this cooperation.

Taika Waititi, the Oscarled Director New Zealand (Jojo Rabbit), is currently working on a first series based on the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

With the acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC), directed by the author's grandson, Luke Kelly, Netflix has announced that he will go further with publication projects, games, theater and merchandising.

Another show that the popularity of the novelist is still intact about thirty years after his death: the French publishing house Gallimard published on Thursday a collection of more than 1,500 pages of stories, novels and stories of the prolific British writer, in the Quarto collection.

The book, entitled stories of the unexpected, contains "less well-known texts", but that "do not stop exciting and make laugh," according to the presentation of the publisher.

Born in Wales of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl (1916-1990) reached world fame with his juvenile novels (Matilda, Sacred Bruges), a score of baroque stories in which adults often play a wrong role, and his memories of the childhood.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 17:22

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