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Raimi Tackles The Wee Free Men
Pratchett's Nac Mac Feegle attack Sam!

10 January 2006  |  Written by   

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Best-selling author Terry Pratchett's novel The Wee Free Men is set to be turned into a film by Sam Raimi, after he finishes work on Spider-Man 3 (due to begin shooting next week for a 2007 release).

The story is one of Pratchett's Discworld series, sort of. Aimed at young adults, it follows nine year-old Tiffany Aching, a young girl with a talent for witchcraft, who finds adventure when the evil Queen of the Fairies kidnaps her small, sticky brother. She is assisted in this by the wee free men of the Clan Nac MacFeegle, a group of vaguely Scottish, boozy, kilt-wearing, thieving, fighting blue six-inch "pictsies".

Corpse Bride and Monster House' Pamela Pettler will be writing the script. The plan is to make the book into a live action "event" film, which would make it the first of Pratchett's books to reach the big screen.

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RE: Bring ...it....on!
Just had a thought,thanks to Empire for the Discworld DVDs that I won. More

Posted by Baby Bear at 20:36 on 15 January 2006 | Report This Post

Best News Ever!!!!
I've bee a pratchet fan since the beginning, and love all his books. But the kids ones are by far his best work. With Wee Free Men there's also already sequal material there with Hat Full Of Sky. Could mean an end to the spidey-raimi releationship, but if it means we get this countries greatest living author on the screen, and with a decent helmsman, then well worth it. Can't wait! More

Posted by Ste M H at 11:38 on 13 January 2006 | Report This Post

Hog Heaven!
Bruce Campbell as Rob Anybody! Please Sam, make it happen...:) More

Posted by gloriwulf at 21:01 on 11 January 2006 | Report This Post

Bring ...it....on!
Would a journey to Death's peaceful little farm stead be out of the question? More

Posted by Boorerville at 04:44 on 11 January 2006 | Report This Post

Yay!!!!
Great choice to start with, the discworld series proper is so unweildy to adapt - and where would you start? Not at the beginning - Light Fantastic & Colour of Magic just ain't good enough. The Tiffany stories are beautifully written and contained, plus you would get to see discworld regulars on screen for the first time. Sooo, who to play Granny Weatherwax?!? My choice would be Maggie Smith. Hoorah. More

Posted by Jamzv at 18:17 on 10 January 2006 | Report This Post

Great book & Great director = Great film? Fingers crossed! This is probably the most translatable Discworld novel so far. To hell with Mort and all its pre-production problems. More

Posted by shelliob at 17:24 on 10 January 2006 | Report This Post

Crivens!
I'm not a hardcore Terry Pratchett-fan, but The Wee Free Men is one of the books that really made me laugh out loud! Great news, great director...this could be fun on the scale of Monty Python (but then different...) More

Posted by tcamskywalker at 16:50 on 10 January 2006 | Report This Post

Yay!!!!
Great choice to start with, the discworld series proper is so unweildy to adapt - and where would you start? Not at the beginning - Light Fantastic & Colour of Magic just ain't good enough. The Tiffany stories are beautifully written and contained, plus you would get to see discworld regulars on screen for the first time. Sooo, who to play Granny Weatherwax?!? My choice would be Maggie Smith. Hoorah. More

Posted by Jamzv at 14:58 on 10 January 2006 | Report This Post

At last...
So someone finally has the bottle to do Pratchett justice on the big screen... 3 words for the movie execs: MORE PRATCHETT FILMS More

Posted by kidcreole at 13:01 on 10 January 2006 | Report This Post

Woohoo
I loved this book it was so funny but then I could say that about all Pratchetts books. Wonder if they'll make A Hat Full of Sky More

Posted by madnina60 at 12:56 on 10 January 2006 | Report This Post


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