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Last Updated: Tuesday January 10 2006 13:26 GMT

Pratchett book set for big screen

Terry Pratchett
Top selling author Terry Pratchett could be coming to the big screen, as rumour has it that his hit book the Wee Free Men is being made into a film.

The book tells the story of a girl who has to rescue her brother from fairies with the help of brawling pixies

Film website Variety say it will be shot by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, and could be a very big movie indeed.

Pratchett admitted to Newsround that "happy discussions" had been going on about bringing the book to cinemas.

Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
He added, in his experience, planned movies "do not happen," but that he'd enjoy being proved wrong.

A number of his stories have been made for TV, including CBBC's Johnny and the Bomb.

However this project looks like having a lot of Hollywood cash behind it, and with a big name like Sam Raimi linked to it, it could be a whole lot bigger than anything Pratchett fans have seen before.

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