Taika Waititi is a busy man. In addition to his big budget productions, he also has a smaller film titled, Next goal wins, which has currently finished production. He also produces What we do in the shadows series as well as production and acting Our flag means death for HBO Max. Variety now reports that the New Zealander will co-produce, write and direct the new series, Time banditson Apple TV+.
The official plot for Time bandits reads that it is “a comedic journey through time and space featuring a ragtag bunch of thieves and their newest recruit: an eleven-year-old history geek.” It was recently revealed that Lisa Kudrow, of Friends fame, will join the cast as Penelope. Kal-El Tuck from See no evil will play the eleven-year-old history geek, Kevin. Charlene Yi, by Made pregnant and Paper hearts, is cast to play Judy. Tadhg Murphy by Black sails must play everything. Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, from Tomb Raider, portrays a character named Widgit. Rune Temte, from Captain Marvel, becomes Bitter. Kiera Thompson will play Saffron and Rachel House from Thor: Ragnarokplaying Fianna.
Joining Waititi as a producer will be his Flight of the Conchords collaborator, Jemaine Clement, Iain Morris and Garrett Basch along with handmade films. Clement and Morris also co-wrote with Waititi. Time Bandits will be produced by Paramount.
The original Time bandits is a film product from Monty Python alumni Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin. The 1981 film reunited Gilliam and Palin with another Monty Python cast, John Cleese. The plot was similar to that of the TV series, where an unsuspecting boy joins a group of time-travelling dwarves looking for treasure. The film also starred Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Craig Warnock, Kenny Baker, Ian Holm and many others.