A brand new Matilda film is coming to Netflix 5 months ago

A brand new Matilda film is coming to Netflix

Matilda fans, this is not a drill.

"Listen, you little wiseacre: I'm smart, you're dumb; I'm big, you're little; I'm right, you're wrong, and there's nothing you can do about it."

And so, readers and film fans around the world were introduced to Harry Wormwood. However, it doesn't take a genius like Matilda to know that there's still a massive interest in Roald Dahl's beloved children's book. Aside from this, Danny DeVito's big-screen adaptation is also a firm favourite with film fans too.

Well, The Hollywood Reporter have some magical news because they've stated that everyone's favourite telekinetic genius will be returning in a new film on Netflix.

That's because Matilda the Musical, based on Roald Dahl's children's novel, is set to be made.

The report states that Sony Pictures and Netflix are working together on a film adaptation that will get a full theatrical release and home video run exclusively in the U.K. It will then stream worldwide on Netflix platforms,

The report adds: "Sources say details of the release are still being worked out. It is unclear how the two companies are splitting the cost of the production and at what point in the U.K. theatrical run Matilda will be released on the streaming giant."

The musical has been running in London since 2011 and has played around the world. Matilda the Musical ran on Broadway from 2013 until it closed in 2017, after 1,555 performances and winning four Tony Awards.

This isn't the first Roald Dahl property that Netflix are planning to adapt.

The online streaming giant recently acquired the rights to make a series of animated features that are based on Roald Dahl's classic universe of stories.

This will include the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and many other beloved titles.

In terms of Matilda the Musical, the film adaptation is set to be directed by Matthew Warchus, he was was also the director of the stage musical that won several Laurence Olivier Awards in 2012.