“Penny Dreadful” producers Neal Street Productions have unveiled plans for a feature film adaptation of Enid Blyton’s “The Magic Faraway Tree” book series. Written between 1939 and 1951, all four books in the series have been optioned
Each story takes place in an enchanted forest in which The Magic Faraway Tree grows a tree tall enough to reach the clouds and large enough to contain small houses. The child heroes of the book series discover the tree and forest which is the background for their adventures.
Neal Street’s Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris will likely produce the project, but that has not been confirmed as yet. Blyton wrote numerous book series include “Noddy” and “The Famous Five,” with more than 500 million copies of her works having been sold.