Working Title have bought the rights for the whole of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series with plans to adapt them for the big screen. Almost all the novels have been adapted for television before, but never have they been translated to a cinematic experience.
The series contains more than 20 novels which were originally published between the 1940s and the 1960s.
Each book focuses on a group of children and a dog who get caught up in an adventure when they return for the Summer from their boarding schools. The group of friends tend to investigate mysteries and attempt to solve crimes.
Working Title are currently in talks with directors and it is so far unknown as to whether the series will be in a period setting or whether The Famous Five will be modernised.
The Famous Five series is one of the most popular and best-sold book series for children ever, managing to continue to sell over two millions copies each year.