We can’t contain our excitement at this news!
You know those much loved books on the shelf with the well worn pages? The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk Of The Faraway Tree and Up The Faraway Tree. Remember those?
Silky the fairy, Moonface, Dame Washalot and Saucepan Man. Do they ring a bell? Yeah!
We are so excited to hear that Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for cinema for the first time.
The books are being developed for a live action film version by Sam Mendes’ production company, Neal Street Productions.
As a child I was captivated by The Faraway Tree books, and the magical worlds created by Enid Blyton,” said Neal Street Productions’ Pippa Harris.
“Re-reading the books today with my daughter, they completely retain their power to enchant. To be able to adapt these books for the big screen and introduce them to a new audience is a great honour.”
Marlene Johnson, head of the Enid Blyton Estate, said: “Enid Blyton was a passionate advocate of children’s storytelling, and The Magic Faraway Tree is a fantastic example of her creative imagination.
“It’s a much loved title, so we’re very excited to announce we’ve signed an option agreement for development with Neal Street Productions.
“Many generations have grown up with The Magic Faraway Tree and today’s news provides a great chance to share the wonder of these stories through a new medium.”
Best. news. ever! I can’t wait to take my children to see this. I am going to hunt out the book and start reading it from scratch. With the kids, of course!
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