The Neverending Story has a runtime of just one hour and 32 minutes, so it does, in fact, end. But fans of both the movie and the book have never stopped loving it. Now a whole new generation will get to find out why. Author Michael Ende’s classic story is getting ready to return to theaters with a new adaptation. Only this time it’s getting more than a single movie. The Neverending Story is getting an all-new film franchise.

Bastian Balthazar Bux looks at the white Falkor on the ground in The Neverending Story
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Variety reports that after years of searching Michael Ende Productions has finally settled on a partner to bring the late German author’s best-selling book back to the screen. It is partnering with See-Saw Films for a new cinematic series. Even more exciting, they’ll bring the fantasy world of Fantastica to life with multiple movies.

For those who care about the book and its iconic 1984 movie, this is big news. See-Saw Films is behind some critically-acclaimed movies and shows. Its film library includes The Power of the Dog, Widows, Lion, and The King’s Speech. And it’s responsible for TV shows like Slow Horses, Heartbreaker, and Top of the Lake. The Neverending Story franchise will be a different type of production in terms of scope and subject, but they’ll make it alongside Michael Ende Productions. See-Saw’s Iain Canning and Emile Sherman are producing with MEP’s Roman Hocke and Ralph Gassmann.

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The two groups will now begin the search for a creative team to tell the story of Bastian Balthazar Bux. Until they have their filmmakers it’s impossible to know when the first film will debut, or even exactly how many movies they will produce. But it won’t be hard for a beloved, best-selling book adapted into 45 different languages that has entertained generations of readers and moviegoers alike to find talented people eager to fly with Falkor. Because while books and movies might end, love for The Neverending Story never does.