007 Director in Early Talks to Direct Live-Action James and The Giant Peach

One of my favorite movies growing up was 1996’s James and the Giant Peach, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic tale.  It told the story of an orphan who lives with his two mean aunts, because his parents died from a wild Rhino.  James befriends human-like bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they journey to New York City.  

The delightful tale may be making a comeback as James Bond director Sam Mendes is in early talks with Disney to develop and direct a live-action James and the Giant Peach, according to a report by Deadline.  The screenplay is being written by “Brooklyn” screenwriter, Nick Hornby.

Since it’s in such an early stage, there aren’t many details to uncover.  However, the thought of doing a live-action James and the Giant Peach will not be an easy task.  It will be added to the ranks of other Disney movies in the Live-Action Movement.  With a movie of JGP’s caliber, it may be best if they go with the same method that worked so well with The Jungle Book, rather than the one that didn’t work with The BFG.

As more news is revealed, we’ll have it for you right here!

How do you feel about a live-action James and the Giant Peach?