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Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree to be adapted for the big screen
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Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree to be adapted for the big screen

Enid Blyton's classic children's book The Magic Faraway Tree is to be adapted into a live-action cinematic epic. 

The book is being adapted and produced by Sam Mendes' production company, Neal Street Productions. 

The Magic Faraway Tree follows the travails and adventures of a group of children at the top of a tree in an enchanted forest, where they meet characters like Silky the fairy, Moonface, Dame Washalot and Saucepan Man.

Speaking about the acquisition, Neal Street Productions' Pippa Harris told BBC News: "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."

Neal Street have optioned four of Blyton's works, Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk Of The Faraway Tree and Up The Faraway Tree.

The company has previously produced the likes of Revolutionary Road, Starter for Ten and Jarhead, as well as TV shows like Penny Dreadful and Call The Midwife. 

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