Harry Potter producer to make film on Paddington Bear
Are you ready to see Paddington Bear on the big screen?
The well-loved children literature icon will be brought to life by David Heyman, the man who's responsible for turning the Harry Potter books into an eight-film saga.
First appearing in Michael Bond's first book A Bear Called Paddington in 1958, the polite immigrant bear, who enjoys marmalade sandwich and cocoa, captivated the world with its adventures in England, with Bond's books selling more than 35 million copies around the world and being translated into 40 different languages.
The live-action/CGI-animated new movie will be "a modern take" on the story we all know so well - a bear from Deepest, Darkest Peru who is found at London's Paddington station by the Brown family, who end up adopting him.
For the movie adaptation, Heyman will team up with UK distributor Studio Canal and Bunny and the Bull director Paul King. Heyman, 50, 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.
"Michael Bond's books offer such wit and wonder, and I am so delighted at this chance to bring Paddington to the big screen."
Source: Digital Spy
Published May 11 2012