OSCAR-winning director Roman Polanski's passion for using dark subject
matter in his movies is taking a backseat for his latest project - a feature
version of CHARLES DICKENS' classic Oliver Twist.
The exiled movie-maker will reteam with PIANIST screenwriter RONALD
HARWOOD and plans to make the film in Britain.
Roman admits that turning the lengthy novel into a two hour film will be
difficult but, after being encouraged by his children, he looks forward to the
He says, "I love Dickens and I want to make a family movie."