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|Pratchett Waves His Movie Wand |
- Dreamworks buy film rights to three novels by the fantasy author
FANTASY novelist Terry Pratchett is to have three of his works translated onto the silver screen.
The author was approached by Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks company, who plan to turn the Bromeliad Trilogy, comprising Truckers, Diggers and Wings, into computer-generated films.
Pratchett, who is a fan of Dreamworks productions, said: "I liked Chicken Run and Galaxy Quest, and you've got to be impressed when someone from the studio phones up from Hollywood one night and turns up for lunch in Wiltshire the very next day."
The first film, Truckers, follows a group of 'nomes' that are forced out into the outside world when their department store home gets demolished. "There are few authors whose work lends itself to animation as well as Terry Pratchett's," said studio boss Jeffrey Katzenberg. "His Bromeliad trilogy is a wonderful blend of fantasy and humour."