Emily Baines
August 27, 2016 9:01 am

We love Roald Dahl. What little girl reader didn’t dream of being Matilda?

And The Witches? Come on:

So when we heard the news that American Beauty director Sam Mendes and High Fidelity author Nick Hornby are in early talks with Disney about making another live-action film for James and the Giant Peach (the last film adaptation came out twenty years ago), we were pretty stoked, to say the least.

Of course, Disney has been working magic recently when it comes to live-action remakes. We’ve already had our minds blown by Maleficent, Cinderellaand The Jungle Book, and there are several more live-action films in the works, including a Little Mermaid remake with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cruella starring Emma Stone, Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, and Tim Burton’s Dumbo

Maceagon Voyce writes in The Nerdist:

“That’s all to say that the time feels ripe for a good James and the Giant Peach reprisal. Purely from a narrative standpoint, Dahl’s story is gold, and with Mendes and Hornby at the helm, I feel safer than a destitute boy being flown over the arctic by seagulls in a giant peach filled with talking bug people. But, in all seriousness, I’m feeling very good about this one.”

We are feeling pretty good about it, too!