Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct Live-Action 'James and the Giant Peach' for Disney

Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct a live-action James and the Giant Peach, which he is developing with Disney.

Brooklyn scribe Nick Hornby is in early talks to adapt the 1961 Roald Dahl children’s book, which follows an orphan boy as he travels to New York City with a rag-tag group of anthropomorphic bugs by way of a large piece of magical produce.

Mendes directed the last two installments in Daniel Craig’s James Bond tenure, Skyfall and Spectre, and is currently attached to direct an adaptation of Gay Talese’s upcoming book, The Voyeur’s Motel.

  • Sam Mendes:What is the most common phrase you use on set?
  • Joe Wright:"Beautiful. One more."
  • Christopher Nolan:"Moving on."
  • Steven Spielberg:"Cut." "That was brilliant." "Once more!"
  • Sofia Coppola:"Okay, great, let's do it again."
  • Rob Marshall:"Cut. That was great." I think it's always important to give immediate positive reinforcement.
  • David Fincher:"Shut the fuck up, please."