British director Mike Newell is set to direct an adaptation of the 1930s children’s novel, The Box of Delights about a boy who recieves a magic box that allows him to travel through time.
The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director is currently finishing up work on Prince of Persia, the movie that gave us those oh-so-sexy shirtless pics of Jake Gyllenhaal a few weeks back. After that, so Variety says, he’s onto this one!
Box of Delights isn’t really anything that I’m familiar with, but as I made quite clear in my Slide THIS in Your Machine article last Friday, I’m on board for pretty much anything having to do with time travel.
I like Newell and I definitely liked Goblet of Fire and I think he’ll do a hell of a job staying within the family-oriented fantasy genre. Sounds good to me.