Coming off the paws of Clifford the Big Red Dog getting the big-screen treatment, across the pond, another beloved children’s character is being adapted into a feature film.

According to Variety, Studiocanal is partnering with “Harry Potter” bigwig David Heyman to adapt Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear. Paul King (“The Mighty Boosh”) will direct the movie, which will be half-CGI, half-live-action.

Paddington has enjoyed great success in the children’s literature world, having sold over 35 million copies worldwide, and being published in 40 different languages. The movie is said to be a “modern take” on the story, which follows a polite, talking bear who was found in Paddington station and adopted by a British family.

“Paddington Bear is a universally loved character, treasured for his optimism, his sense of fair play, and his perfect manners — and of course for his unintentional talent for comic chaos,” said Heyman.

The film currently has no release date.

[via Variety]

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