Enid Blyton’s ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ movie in the works

The Faraway Tree books by Enid Blyton are to be brought to the big screen by Oscar-winning director, Sam Mendes.

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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It's long overdue - but The Magic Faraway Tree is finally coming to the big screen!

Enid Blyton's stories take place in an enchanted forest in which a gigantic magical tree grows – the magical "Faraway Tree".

The tree is so tall that its topmost branches reach into the clouds and it is wide enough to contain small houses carved into its trunk, where magical folk, like Moon-Face, Silky, Saucepan Man and Dame Washalot live.


The forest and the tree are discovered by three children named Jo, Bessie, and Fanny, who move into a house nearby. It is then that they embark on adventures to the top of the tree - where they discover a special ladder leading up into the clouds and into adventure.

Essentially, it's an absolute classic. And it's going to make for an amazing family film.

The Folk of The Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

Pippa Harris from Neal Street Productions, which last year brought Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to London's West End, said: "The Magic Faraway Tree is one of the most loved children's books series from an iconic author whose work has been adored by generations.

"To be able to adapt these for the big screen is incredibly exciting."

Marlene Johnson, 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 of The Magic Faraway Tree film 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."

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