The BBC adaptation of War and Peace was one of the biggest hits for the channel; audiences were introduced to the mighty tome in a way that opened many to the genius of author Leo Tolstoy. But if you think that’s the be all and end all of any future classic adaptations, think again. Harvey Weinstein will again be joining forces with the BBC to work on an adaption of Charles Dickens‘ A Tale of Two Cities.
At Cannes, he commented (referencing the Government’s white paper on the BBC’s future): “It was good news last week. Better than I was expecting. The BBC is an institution that is venerated around the world, and it needs to continue. It is a beacon and I hope it will stand as long as the Washington Monument”.