There have been many adaptions of the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist; maybe it has something to do with the audience wanting more. It seems there is something new on the menu. A spin on the classic tale is being considered.
Sony is keen to get the ball rolling on Dodge and Twist, a film where the audience is invited to meet the Artful Dodger and Oliver Twist 20 years after their last adventure.
Screenwriter Cole Haddon (writer of NBC’s upcoming Dracula series), has a plot that finds the boys on opposite sides of the law. Word is that Dodger is on her royal highness’ most wanted list, which would insinuate that Twist is the hand of the law. However, a plan is underway to get their not-so-clean hands on the famous Crown Jewels.
The style is set to follow that of the new Sherlock Holmes franchise with Robert Downey Jr, so for fans of those films, this is sure to be a exciting and visual trip.
With such a classic novel at the core of the film, there is a lot of space for criticism and some big, if not grubby and Victorian, boots to fill.
Charlotte Bethany | News Journalist