"Prince of Persia" Director to Helm "The Box of Delights" 


Director Mike Newell, the guy who gave us "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and the soon-to-be released "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is set to direct The Box of Delights" based on John Masefield's 1930's children novel!

It's about a magical box that allows our hero to travel through time.

Aw, I want a box like that :happy

Newell tells Variety:

"I first heard 'Box of Delights' as a radio play on the BBC when I was a boy in a freezing, mostly dark-brown England where the radio sets were huge and the whole country seemed to be lit with a single 40 Watt bulb," said Newell. "I was immediately seduced by the tingling, opening harp music and the fantastical, mysterious, magic story that followed."

Just to get you excited, take a look at the opening animation of the 1980s BBC production of "The Box of Delights."



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