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Paddington Bear: the movie takes off

Published on: 11th May 2012

Studiocanal is teaming with “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman on a CGI live-action movie version of British classic Paddington Bear children’s books.

Paul King, BAFTA-nominated for British TV comedy series “Come Fly With Me” and “The Mighty Boosh,” will direct the adaption.

David Heyman said: “Paddington Bear is a universally loved character, treasured for his optimism, his sense of fair play, and his perfect manners — and of course for his unintentional talent for comic chaos.”

He added: “Michael Bond’s books offer such wit and wonder, and I am so delighted at this chance to bring Paddington to the big screen.”

 

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