Simon Farnaby is writing a film adaption of Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree.
Fresh from co-writing Paddington 2, which is in cinemas now, Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Mindhorn) is now turning The Magic Faraway Tree into a film for StudioCanal. The series set in an enchanted wood consists of four books written by Enid Blyton between 1939 and 1951.
Simon commented: “The Magic Faraway Tree books are a firework display of the imagination. The pages are lit up with wonderful characters, humour, peril and adventure. Most homes have a well worn jam fingerprinted volume somewhere on their shelves. I’m very much looking forward to bringing the likes of the Old Saucepan Man and Dame Washalot to the big screen for fans both old and new.”