Film in the offing?

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Film in the offing?

Postby Gwhizz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:24 pm

Hi everyone, I'm brand new on the board and have registered because I obviously love all things Pratchett. I've been reading Wee Free Men with my children as our bedtime story and I'd read somewhere that it was going to be made into a film. Does anyone know if this is true? My wee fella is longing to see the Feegles on the big screen.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:32 pm

Hi Gwhizz! Welcome to the forum. :D

I'm afraid a movie isn't looking likely at the moment. :(

This is from Wikipedia:


In January 2006, reports emerged that director Sam Raimi had signed up to make a movie based on this novel with a script by Pamela Pettler, the writer of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. Sony Pictures Entertainment had recently acquired the rights to the book. The producers are Josh Donen, Vince Gerardis, and Ralph Vicinanza. No other details have been released about the film adaptation.

In a June 2008 interview, Pratchett said: "I saw a script that I frankly thought was awful. It seemed to be Wee Free Men in name only. It had all the hallmarks of something that had been good, and then the studio had got involved. It probably won't get made."


Sorry I can't give your wee fella any better news.
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Postby Gwhizz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:39 pm

Thanks for that. :D . Whilst I don't mind the Sky productions of the books I still think that no one has quite hit the mark with any of the transfers to screen. It took several disastrous efforts with Lord of the Rings after all before a director came along who could do justice to the stories. We live in hope though.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:51 pm

Definitely! I'd rather wait for a decent version than put up with a rubbish one. :D
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