Mike Newell Opens Box of Delights

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Mike Newell will direct The Box of Delights, based on John Masefield’s classic 1930s children’s novel about a boy entrusted with a magic box that allows him to travel through time, reports Variety.

Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions) is adapting the story.

Sarah Radclyffe, Courtney Pledger and Esther Douglas are attached to produce with Brilliant Films’ Joe Abrams and Rory Gilmartin receiving executive producer credits alongside Newell.

Newell is completing post-production on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and previously directed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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