A classic childrens tale adaptation has found its director. According to Variety, Mike Newell has signed on to direct The Box of Delights.

Frank Cotrell Boyce (Millions) is adapting the John Masefield novel, which revolves around a child who is given a magic box that enables him to travel through time.

The novel was previously adapted as a 1984 TV series on BBC. No production schedule was announced at this time.