Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct Remake of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

James and the Giant Peach, another of Disney’s live-action remakes finds a director!

According to Deadline, Sam Mendes is in talks to develop and direct Disney’s live-action James and the Giant Peach. The project is being penned by Nick Hornby.

Roald Dahl’s book James and the Giant Peach was originally adaptation in 1996 using stop-animation. The story focuses on an orphan boy, James, who lives with his two mean aunts. He befriends giant, human-like bugs who live inside a giant peach and joins them on their journey to New York City.

Mendes has also directed the last two James Bond movies, Skyfall and Spectre.

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