Paddington film reveals plot

Big screen adaptation to be made by Harry Potter producer and Mighty Boosh director

A rough synopsis of the forthcoming adaptation of 'Paddington' has emerged.

Paddington... set for the big screen (Copyright: Studio Canal)The film is being produced by David Heyman, who brought all of the 'Harry Potter' films to the screen, and is set for a release in 2014.

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The plot appears to be faithful to that of Michael Bond's much-loved books, with the polite young bear arriving in London from Peru, where he was raised by his Aunt Lucy, who brought him up making marmalade and listening to the BBC's World Service.

Once in London, after fleeing an earthquake in his native land, he is discovered by the Brown family and named after the station in which he is found.

After ensconcing himself in the family, he begins to search for the British explorer who, after a chance meeting in Peru, inspired his Aunt Lucy to raise him as an Anglophile.

But trouble arises in the form of a 'sinister, seductive taxidermist', who has other plans for the bear.

It will star Frances De La Tour and Guy Henry, while the script has been written by 'Mr Bean' and 'Johnny English' scribe Hamish McColl.

Meanwhile, the film is being directed by Paul King, who directed the likes of 'The Mighty Boosh' and worked as an executive director on 'Garth Marenghi's Darkplace', as well as presenting his first feature, the surreal comedy 'Bunny and the Bull' in 2009.