Magic Tree House, the Book Series, has been Picked up by Lionsgate Looking Towards a Movie Series!
A ComingSoon article brought to light something that makes me extremely happy. One of my childhood favorite book series Magic Tree House written by Mary Pope Osborne is going to be interpreted in a live action film series! This is a daunting task and we don’t know how many movies it will become but there are a whopping 54 books in the series so they have more than a few adventures to choose from!
There is so much potential for a new young audience series that’s not based on apocalyptic survival (Maze Runner type movies) or anything remotely sinister actually. These stories are about two young kids Jack and Annie experiencing adventured through the magic of books and learning.
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig comments.
“The ‘Magic Tree House’ books have been cherished by generations of readers, including my own children. We’re thrilled to bring the genius of Mary Pope Osborne’s iconic stories to the screen for their tens of millions of fans and to introduce a whole new audience to their magic.”
I hope they do these stories right, because MAN could these be the next big kids series! Will Osborne and Jenny Laird have written the first script, and it’s based around book #29 Christmas in Camelot. This is a great place to begin, because it’s right after the time that Annie re-discovers the tree house after growing out of it. Reminding us it’s never too late to reignite our inner child and imagination. Bring this series on ASAP please!