Lionsgate Acquires Rights To ‘Magic Tree House’ Books

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Get ready to feel nostalgic Magic Tree House readers. Lionsgate has acquired the rights to the book series. 

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Looking for more franchise properties, Lionsgate has just acquired the rights to the Magic Tree House book series and says it plans to develop multiple live-action films for its Summit Entertainment label. The books, which are a 54-volume chronicle, were authored by Mary Pope Osborne. They follow the adventures of a brother and sister — Jack and Annie — after they discover a mysterious tree house and find a collection of books that transports them through history. The books have sold over 130M copies and have been translated into 35 languages so it seems ripe for a feature franchise. The most recent title was released only last month by Random House.

Source: Deadline