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The Magician's Elephant

On August 17, 2009, 20th Century Fox announced that Martin Hynes would adapt a novel titled The Magician's Elephant, which was yet to be released, into a feature film. In that same announcement, Julia Pistor was also confirmed as a producer of the film.


The plot would be the same as the novel. Peter is searching for his long-lost sister Adele. A fortune teller tells him to find a magician with an elephant.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. It was languished in development for years.


  • On December 15, 2020, Netflix acquired the rights for an animated feature film adaptation of the book, with Wendy Rogers set to direct it and Julia Pistor set to produced it. On the same day, Netflix also announced Noah Jupe, Benedict Wong, Pixie Davies, Sian Clifford, Brian Tyree Henry, Mandy Patinkin, Natasia Demetriou, Dawn French, Aasif Mandvi, Miranda Richardson, Cree Summer, and Lorraine Toussaint had joined the cast of the film.