Taika Waititi Just Gave Apple’s Time Bandits TV Series A Huge Boost

Taika Waititi Just Gave Apple’s Time Bandits TV Series A Huge Boost

The last nugget we got on the long-proposed TV series based on Terry Gilliam’s dark time-travel fantasy Time Bandits came last year – until today, with a huge update: Taika Waititi has come aboard the in-development Apple series to co-write and direct the pilot.

This comes courtesy of ) bodes well for Time Bandits finally making it to air…and not sucking, either.

Fans of Gilliam’s cult classic will recall the idea for a series adaptation has been kicking around since at least 2015; previously, the film—about an 11-year-old boy who meets a pack of time-travelling dwarf treasure hunters and has adventures galore, though the movie’s ending is a legendary bummer—had been under consideration for an upbeat, family-friendly remake which thankfully never happened.

We’ll be keeping an ear out for more on this version of Time Bandits, should Apple move forward with the series.

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