Adventures on Trains to Become Film Franchise


Kindle Entertainment, a Banijay Kids & Family company, has taken the adaptation rights to the children’s book series Adventures on Trains.

The adventure books follow the young protagonist Harrison and his uncle on their globetrotting train adventures. Created by authors M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman and published by Macmillan Children’s Books, the series is set to transform into a family film franchise.

“We are stoked that Kindle Entertainment will be reimagining Adventures on Trains for the big screen,” commented Leonard and Sedgman. “Their vision for the screen adaptation of The Highland Falcon Thief is sure to please readers and fans of the series. The talent, passion and ability in the team they are putting together is beyond exciting.”

Melanie Stokes, managing director for Kindle Entertainment, said: “Adventures on Trains are classic whodunnits but with a totally contemporary twist—where a kid from the wrong side of the tracks cracks the crime on a royal steam train. It’s a best of British underdog story, ripe for a riotous adaptation.”

Emma Stuart, creative director for Kindle Entertainment, added: “When I came across this series of best-selling, critically acclaimed books, I was excited by the rare combination of a kid surrounded by fantastic adult characters. We want to create a laugh-out-loud, high-stakes entertaining treat for all the family.”