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Last Updated: Thursday January 20 2005 21:49 GMT

Kids' author gets 2m film deal

Michelle Paver
A British children's author has been paid millions of pounds for the rights to make her book into a Hollywood film.

Michelle Paver's fantasy story Wolf Brother tells the story of a 12-year-old hunter called Torak who lives in a forest.

Torak befriends an orphaned wolf cub and sets out to rid the forest of evil.

Top film director Ridley Scott has been signed up to make the movie, and has said he is "thrilled" with the project.

"Wolf Brother is an enchanting book. Michelle has created a world that we have not seen before in any previous film," said Mr Scott.

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Earlier this year Ms Paver got a huge advance payment of 2.8m for Wolf Brother, the highest amount paid for a debut British children's book.

Her second book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, called Spirit Walker, will be published in September.



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