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February 08, 2020

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Netflix to release Matilda musical

Netflix is reportedly working on a screen adaptation of Matilda the Musical, alongside Sony Pictures. According to some reports, Roald Dahl’s much-loved book, which was the basis for the 1996 hit children’s film, will once again be made into a movie.

Matilda captured everyone’s imagination after the young bookworm, played by Mara Wilson, who was mistreated by her parents, finds out she has telekinetic powers. Her resulting friendship with her teacher, Miss Honey, brings some happiness to her life after her talents are finally appreciated instead of being ignored.

The new film is reportedly set to have a full theatrical and home video run in the UK before being available for streaming all over the world, according to sources. It was previously said, Sony’s TriStar division is devoting resources to making movies ‘belonging exclusively or almost exclusively to Netflix’.

Netflix had also previously said it would adapt Roald Dahl’s children’s stories, including Matilda, The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, into animated series.


Nintendo announces new Switch console

Nintendo has announced a new Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Switch console that will launch on March 13.

The console will feature pastel green and blue Joy-Con controllers that come with white wrist straps and a Switch dock that features Animal Crossing characters Tom Nook, Timmy and Tommy on a small island.

The game, the latest entry in the life simulation series, is set for release on March 20. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a new island setting filled with peaceful beaches and new outdoor building mechanics. The sequel will also support multiplayer modes up to eight players.

Nintendo also announced two new expansions for Pokemon Sword and Shield, with the first, The Isle of Armor, arriving in June.


Taylor Swift released her new song, ‘Only The Young’

Taylor Swift released a new song titled ‘Only The Young’ that appears in her new Netflix documentary Miss Americana.

Swift uploaded a lyric video for the track on YouTube. The song, like Miss Americana, features the pop star getting political.

Miss Americana, from director Lana Wilson has been released recently. It follows Swift during her break from the spotlight and explores her decision to start discussing politics openly.

Published in Dawn, Young World, February 8th, 2020