Monday, October 01, 2007
The Independent & the BBC report that for fans of Paddington Bear, it's good news that Warner Bros plans to bring him to the big screen, with screenplay by Hamish McColl, the man behind Mr Bean's Holiday. Poor Paddington has not found favour with younger readers because, says HarperCollins, the Brown family travel on buses and have a housekeeper. Nevertheless, HC will make a fuss next year, when he will be 50. David Heyman, the film's producer, is entranced by the stories' "wit, wonder and charm. Paddington's story is that of an immigrant arriving in London and trying to find a home and a family."
For more on Paddington check out his official website.