“James and the Giant Peach” Remake In Development By Disney. The popular children’s book by Roald Dahl was first adapted by the studio in the 90’s and premiered in 1996.
It was first announced in 2016 that Disney was looking to revamp the franchise. Disney even hired Sam Mendes as director and approved Nick Hornby to pen a script for the film. This time, it appears Disney is going in a different direction after the flop of another Roald Dahl story based film by the studio, The BFG. The BFG didn’t take with most audiences back in 2016 which caused Disney to reevaluate the idea of a James and the Giant Peach remake.
According to the listing on IMDb the new version of James and the Giant Peach is currently “in development” and early in the pre-production process. A telling sign that this may come to fruition is the possible tie to Tim Burton.
It is not yet know if Tim Burton will be a part of this project, but with his involvement in the 1996 classic and his participation in more recent Disney remakes/live-action films such as Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Dumbo, there is a high chance he will be a part of the remake for James and the Giant Peach.
Disney has yet to set a release date for the film and there are currently no production team members or casting choices listed for the James and the Giant Peach remake.
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