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Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy to adapt 'A Christmas Carol,' other Dickens works

Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy to adapt 'A Christmas Carol,' other Dickens works”

Their partnership on this continues from their work together on two other successful series, Taboo and Peaky Blinders, both of which Hardy acted in.

The Dark Knight Rises star and Scott are working with the Peaky Blinders creator on a three-part adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which will premiere over the holiday season in 2019.

The BBC was unable to disclose how many of Dickens' 15 full-length novels plus numerous short stories Knight plans to adapt, but it is clear that it expects many more adaptations to follow.

Dickens adaptations are something of a hardy perennial for the Beeb; there always seems to be one on screens or being considered.

Knight will work on several Dickens shows that are designed ultimately to form a boxed set of the venerable author's work.

"Any question about narrative storytelling is answered by Dickens", Knight said in a Tuesday press release.

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"Steven's unique ability to reimagine the past and to turn it into must-see drama make him the ideal writer to reinvent Dickens" most famous works for a new generation", he said.

The story of how Charles Dickens wrote the literary classic A Christmas Carol is meant to inspire festive cheer, but unfortunately, this well-intentioned Christmas film for adults is wearisome and fails to ignite on many levels. "We need luck and wisdom to do this justice".

Moore calls Knight "a genius" and suggests viewers be "prepared to be blown away by his wholly original and visionary take on some of Britain's best loved classics".

This new version of A Christmas Carol will air in three hour-long broadcasts on BBC One, with Ridley Scott's Scott Free London serving as a co-producer for the adaptations. It will be executive produced by Knight, Scott, Hardy, Kate Crowe and Dean Baker, alongside Wenger. Here's to having a lot of intricate and wonderful fun.

"We are very excited to bring this show to life for a second time", Ms. Smith says.



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