The ‘The Famous Five’ book series by Enid Blyton will be made into a movie

For readers of Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five book series, there is some good news. There is a rumour that the BBC is adapting the well-known books for the big screen. Here are more details on it.

Enid Blyton spent more than 80 years writing the first The Famous Five book, “Five On A Treasure Island,” which was released in 1942. As they say, the rest is history. And now there comes news that BBC is adapting the well-known book series, which is still extensively read throughout the world, onto the big screen. According to sources, the series’ filming has started. The Famous Five are portrayed as they travel the globe.

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn is executive producing the project, which will be produced by Matthew Read. Ref said when discussing the great books being adapted for the big screen, “All my life I’ve battled vigorously to stay a youngster with a lust for adventure. That idea is being preserved by me by revitalising The Famous Five’ for a forward-thinking new audience, instilling childhood’s inescapable charm and magic in both the present and the generations to come. There will be three 90-minute episodes in the series. The first episode was written by Read, the second by Priya K Dosanih, and the third by Read and Matthew Bouch.

“These stories are loved around the world, and bringing families together is a key part of our strategy, so we hope it introduces a new generation of viewers to these wonderful adventures,” said Patricia Hidalgo, director of BBC Children’s.
The Famous Five series, which Blyton penned in total of 21 books, has frequently been adapted for the big screen. In actuality, French author Claude Voilier also penned the series’ follow-up books.

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