First ever adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits is coming to Netflix in 2025

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18 Sep 2023, 16:20

The Twits

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What's that bad smell? Roald Dahl's classic novel The Twits is coming to Netflix.

The streaming giant wrote on social media: Here’s your first look at the first-ever adaptation based on Roald Dahl’s The Twits! Written & directed by Phil Johnston (Ralph Breaks the Internet), the film — about the world's smelliest, nastiest people and the two brave orphans who attempt to outwit them — premieres in 2025."

The adaptation, written by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Phil Johnston (Zootopia) and Meg Favreau, is based on Roald Dahl's classic 1980s novel.

The synopsis reads: "A hysterically funny, wild ride of a film (chock-full of the Twits’ beloved tricks–from the Wormy Spaghetti to the Dreaded Shrinks), The Twits is also a story for our times, about the never-ending battle between cruelty and empathy."

Johnston said: “I’ve always been attracted to reprehensible characters. I don’t know what this says about me and I don’t want to look into it. The point is, The Twits was my favourite book when I was a kid. I love the Twits and their terrible tricks.

“I love that they lack self-awareness, personal hygiene, and any inkling of human decency. And I love this movie because it reminds us that twits like the Twits, whose default emotions are anger and vengeance, can’t be allowed to win in our world.”