Taika Watiti, known for his work on “Thor: Ragnarok,” will direct Apple’s adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 1981 fantasy television series “Time Bandits,” reports Variety.
Apple acquired the rights to the “Time Bandits” series back in the summer of 2018. The original show featured the story of an imaginative 11-year-old boy named Kevin who was sucked into a fantastical adventure with a band of dwarves during the Napoleonic Wars in Italy.
Kevin and the band of dwarves travel through time using a magical map, visiting ancient Greece, the Titanic, and more, all while fighting off an evil being intent on stealing the time travel map.
The original film starred John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Kenny Baker, David Warner, Ian Holm, Katherine Helmond, Jim Broadbent, and others.
In addition to “Thor: Ragnarok,” Waititi is known for his work on “What We Do in the Shadows” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.” He is also directing a “What We Do in the Shadows” television series for FX.
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