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Apple to Adapt ‘Time Bandits’ for TV!

The fantasy film, Time Bandits is coming to Apple as a TV series! Apple is not stopping at The Lord Of The Rings For those who don’t know, Time Bandits is a 1980s fantasy adventure film that centers on a young boy who unexpectedly joins a band of time-traveling dwarves as they try steal treasure from various eras. The film included famous historical figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte (Ian Holm), Robin Hood (John Cleese), King Agamemnon (Sean Connery), and Dame Pansy (Shelley Duvall).


The TV series will be headed by Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python fame) as the executive producer but that is if the series goes into production, because Apple’s streaming service has more than a dozen shows ready to go in production. The production date for Time Bandits is still up in the air, as is the release date and the name of Apple’s new streaming service. Hopefully, we hear some news soon or else the Time Bandits adaption might be too out of date. 


Michael Palin assisted in writing the script for the original film, and published it as a book in its own right, so here’s hoping they stay true to Palin’s original words!


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