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Spielberg 'to make Chocky film'

Steven Speilberg
Steven Spielberg has won three Oscars

Steven Spielberg's film company DreamWorks has acquired the rights to the science fiction novel Chocky, according to reports.

Trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter said Pollinger, the UK agency which handles the literary estate of the late author John Wyndham, agreed the deal.

Chocky is about a boy who appears to have an imaginary friend, but is actually taken over by alien entity.

Oscar-winning director Spielberg's credits include ET and Jurassic Park.

Chocky is a 1968 novel written by Wyndham, the British science fiction writer best known for The Day of the Triffids.

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