Apple's Upcoming 'Time Bandits' Series to Be Directed by Taika Waititi

Taika Watiti, known for his work on "Thor: Ragnarok," will direct Apple's adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1981 fantasy television series "Time Bandits," reports Variety.

Apple acquired the rights to the "Time Bandits" series back in the summer of 2018. The original show featured the story of an imaginative 11-year-old boy named Kevin who was sucked into a fantastical adventure with a band of dwarves during the Napoleonic Wars in Italy.


Kevin and the band of dwarves travel through time using a magical map, visiting ancient Greece, the Titanic, and more, all while fighting off an evil being intent on stealing the time travel map.

The original film starred John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Kenny Baker, David Warner, Ian Holm, Katherine Helmond, Jim Broadbent, and others.

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In addition to "Thor: Ragnarok," Waititi is known for his work on "What We Do in the Shadows" and "Hunt for the Wilderpeople." He is also directing a "What We Do in the Shadows" television series for FX.

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7thson Avatar
38 months ago
This is promising news. Probably the first I’ve heard that makes Apple’s foray into tv/movies that sounds intriguing.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cardfan Avatar
38 months ago
The trainwreck continues...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calzon65 Avatar
38 months ago
Apple the movie studio … didn't they once make computers?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jedifaka Avatar
38 months ago
Sure wish the movie industry - even the newest studios - would let go of the obsession with remakes. People are out there writing scripts all the time. Surely there's something worth making. Something we haven't seen before.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
38 months ago
Fingers crossed this won't hinder the production of seasons 3—300 of Carpool Karaoke. :(
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Attirex Avatar
38 months ago
Time Bandits movie is an often-overlooked gem. Love it.

Millennials: Time what movie? Is it on Grindr?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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