The first poster for the movie adaption of Children’s classic Paddington has arrived online.
Based on the eleven children’s books of Paddington Bear which were published between 1958 – 1979 (and later adapted as a animated BBC TV series), the film is said to be a ‘modern take on Paddington.’
The books by Michael Bond focus on a talking bear who is adopted by a London family who reside at 32 Windsor Gardens after being found lost at Paddington Station (hence the name).
Released by Warner Bros and courtesy of Studiocanal and Harry Potter producer David Heyman, Paddington will be directed by The Mighty Boosh‘s Paul King with Hamish McColl writing the script.
David Heyman says: “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”
It’s thought the film will not be adapted from any specific book but will draw inspiration from the whole series.
Paddington is due for release in 2014 with exact date to be confirmed.
Source: Bleeding Cool