David Walliams is aiming for Hollywood, saying that his desire is to have one of his novels transformed into a blockbuster or to create a script.
The 51-year-old children’s novelist told the Standard that he would love for one of my novels to be converted into a film, or for him to create something original or adapt anything. There’s something really glamorous and fascinating about the movie industry. It’s an incredible universe to be a part of, and a great film may exist forever.
He added, “I enjoy watching Star Wars with my son.” When I was six, I couldn’t wait to show it to him, and I’m sure if he ever has children, he’ll show it to them as well. Isn’t it just one of those things that will continue on forever?”
Walliams, whose novels include Awful Auntie and Gangsta Granny, disclosed his desire as a new stage production of Demon Dentist opened this week at London’s New Wimbledon Theatre. “I like that my books can exist in lots of different forms,” he said. “Some are being developed as TV movies, quite a few have been on stage, some are musicals and one has even inspired a ride at Alton Towers. It’s amazing that any of these things have happened, I’ve got to keep pinching myself and remember that all of this is magic.
“It’s wonderful to undertake things that are unexpected and challenging because that’s when you truly feel challenged,” the Britain’s Got Talent judge added.
“I’ve been writing children’s books for roughly 14 years and on BGT for 10 years, so I definitely feel ready for some new challenges.”
Demon Dentist runs through Saturday at the New Wimbledon Theatre before moving to the Bloomsbury Theatre from December 15 through January 8, 2023.