British scribe Jon Croker (“The Woman In Black 2: The Angel of Death,” “Desert Dancer”) will adapt Enid Blyton’s classic novel characters “The Famous Five” into a new feature and potential franchise launcher for Working Title.
Blyton is one of the biggest-selling children’s authors in history with global sales of over 600 million books. She penned over twenty novels featuring the five – a group of four young children and their dog Timmy.
The first novel debuted in 1942 and Blyton released a new one annually (aside from 1959) right up until 1963. The property was previously adapted into two films in 1957 & 1964, and two TV series in 1978 and 1995.
Working Title acquired the theatrical rights to Blyton’s series last year. Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce.