Wes Anderson speaks out against alterations of Roald Dahl's books

Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson is no stranger to the whimsical, slightly cynical, and occasionally cruel worlds of British author Roald Dahl: The filmmaker is currently on the promotional beat for his second adaptation of Dahl’s work, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring short(-ish) film The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar. (He previously adapted Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox in stop-motion back in 2009.)

At the moment, Anderson is in Venice, where he recently showed off the 37-minute film, which will be part of an anthology of short movies released by Netflix under the Henry Sugar name. (Only one of which, The Swan, comes from Dahl’s actual Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar And Six More short story anthology; the other two, Poison and The Ratcatcher, are pulled from other portions of Dahl’s short fiction career.)

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[via Variety]

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