Beloved New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) is set to co-write and direct the pilot for a TV series adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 1981 fantasy feature “Time Bandits” in the works at Apple.
Anonymous Content, Paramount Television and Media Rights Capital are developing the series which will likely follow the film’s story about the time-travelling adventures of an eleven-year-old history buff who stumbles on six dwarfs who emerge from his closet.
They are former workers of the Supreme Being who have stolen a map that charts all the holes in the space-time fabric. With the kid tagging along, the group use the chart to hop from one historical era to the next in order to steal riches and meet various historical and fictional characters. At the same time, the malevolent being Evil is attempting to acquire the map and remake the universe to his design.
Gilliam, Waititi and Dan Halsted will executive produce. The news comes as FX’s series adaptation of Waititi’s mockumentary film “What We Do In Shadows” is launching to rave reviews. Waititi has directed an episode of the Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” expected to debut this fall.
He’s also recently starred in and directed the feature “Jojo Rabbit” due out this Fall and is at work on the stop motion animated feature “Bubbles”.
Source: The Live Feed