Harry Potter director David Heyman is in line to convert the much loved Michael Bond books, which have sold more than 35 million copies Worldwide, into a CGI- animated adventure alongside UK distributor Studio Canal and director Paul King.
The plot, which is being described as a ‘modern take’ on the 1950′s original, will see the huggable bear arrive at London’s Paddington Station from Peru and be taken in by an English family. Heyman spoke of his excited on bagging the project saying, ‘”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. Michael Bond’s books offer such wit and wonder, and I am so delighted at this chance to bring Paddington to the big screen.”
Paddington Bear was a prominent feature on UK screens both in the 70′s and 80′s and was a big hit amongst the children of that time.