A ‘Pippi Longstocking’ Reboot Is Underway

When I was young, there was nothing quite like going to the movies and enjoying a nice bag of popcorn, soda and an afternoon in a comfortable and fun environment. There are many movies that I remember from my youth but perhaps one that sticks in my mind more than any other is Pippi Longstocking. Her adventures were loads of fun, and it seems as if the movies always ended too early. There is now news out that a reboot of that movie is underway, and we couldn’t be more excited.

A movie based on the Pippi Longstocking series is now in the pipeline. It is being produced by StudioCanal with producer David Heyman. The entity that manages the works of the original author, Astrid Lindgren Company is coordinating with the production company according to Deadline.

“In David Heyman … together with StudioCanal we are confident that we have found a team that can understand and appreciate the full value of Pippi Longstocking and develop films that capture both the playfulness and the gravity in my grandmother’s works,” said Nils Nyman, CEO at Astrid Lindgren Film, in a statement.

Heyman is also the producer for the 8 Harry Potter films as well as the Paddington movies and Fantastic Beasts. He is also working on The Secret Garden, so it’s obvious that he knows what he’s doing when it comes to turning children’s books into films.

“Pippi has endured and inspired families everywhere through her life force, strength of character and her irrepressible joie de vivre,” Heyman said in the same statement. “Astrid Lindgren’s books have been translated around the globe for many years — a testament to her vision which we are determined to honor with a new film.”

Longstocking, or ‘Pippi Långstrump’ in Sweden is always on some type of adventure. The redheaded girl is known for her leggings, wild braids, and a knack for getting into and out of trouble. The first of the books came out in 1945, telling the story of “the strongest and kindest and jolliest and richest girl in the whole world.” She lives on her own but does have a pet monkey and a horse.

Pippi is prime for a reboot. There isn’t any word on casting or the date of the release, but at least we know that it is coming.

Source: Simple Most

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