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Taika Waititi To Adapt Animated 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' Series For Netflix

Taika Waititi To Adapt Animated 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' Series For Netflix
March 5, 2020 - 20:29 / Lucas Anderson

Taika Waititi has signed on with Netflix to adapt two animated versions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The 2020 Oscar-winner will direct, write, and produce the series based on Roald Dahl's popular book.

Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi is the first name attached to Netflix's new Roald Dahl series! The streaming service acquired rights to Dahl's catalogue and plans to release adaptations of his children's book classics, which include MatildaThe BFG, and more.

Waititi will direct and write Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story, as well as a series that focuses on the "Oompa-Loompas."

Taika Waititi at the 72nd Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards in 2020.

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Taika Waititi's movies and TV series

Waititi is known for directing the popular Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnarok. He's also directing its sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder, which comes out in 2021.

The New Zealand director earned critical acclaim for the Nazi satire drama Jojo Rabbit in 2019. The film won him the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

The new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory series with Netflix will be Waititi's first foray into animation.

Taika Waititi in the press room at the 2020 Oscars with his trophy win for 'Jojo Rabbit'.

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Taika Waititi adds a Netflix series to his plans

Waititi is also attached to a new horror-comedy series with Jude Law titled The Auteur. His next film, however, is a soccer movie called Next Goal Wins. It's expected to premiere in 2020.

The director also recently went viral as a result of many photos that appear to catch him napping in odd places.