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DreamWorks Get Wicked

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DreamWorks have picked up the rights to teen novel series Wicked. Not to be confused with the Oz-riffing musical of the same name, Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie's five-book series tells the tale of Holly Cathers, a teenager who discovers that she's the descendant of a coven of witches.

Writers Aaron and Matthew Benay are attached to adapt the bestselling books - Witch, Curse, Legacy, Spellbound, and Resurrection - once they've finished on 1906, their 'quake collaboration with Pixar-ite Brad Bird.

With the money-making machine that is Twilight in mind, we'd be surprised if their brief didn't major on Wicked's romantic subplot, in which Holly falls for a boy from a rival coven.

The Gotham Group, the production house behind The Spiderwick Chronicles, will be putting the potion in motion.