Warner Bros. is teaming with “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman to adapt British kids classic “Paddington Bear” reports Variety.
Hamish McColl (“Mr. Bean’s Holiday”) is writing the screenplay for a live-action movie based on Michael Bond’s series of books for young children about a talking bear who’s adopted by a London family when they find him lost at Paddington Station.
Paddington has journeyed from Darkest Peru, wearing a duffle coat, hat and Wellington boots, carrying a suitcase containing an empty jar of marmalade and wearing a label around his neck that reads “Please look after this bear, thank you.” His arrival in the household of the Brown family leads to comic mishaps and misadventures for the well-meaning but accident-prone young bear.
The Warner film will not be adapted from any specific book but will draw inspiration from the whole series. It’s likely to be live action with a CGI bear in the manner of “Stuart Little.”