It looks like we may be getting another Terry Pratchett book adaptation (hurrah!), and this time Discworld is heading to the big screen. The Wee Free Men is being developed by The Jim Henson Company, and adapted for the screen by Terry’s daughter Rhianna Pratchett. Rhianna is an award-winning video game writer and comic book writer. She has also co-written The Watch, a television series based on the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, which is still in development.
The first volume of the Tiffany Aching Series, The Wee Free Men‘s sees our heroine, the nine year-old Tiffany, go in search of her kidnapped brother, aided by the Nac Mac Feegle, or Feegles, a clan of rowdy, heavy-drinking and heavily-tattooed fairy folk.
Rhianna said: “I’ve loved the Jim Henson Company’s work all my life, so it’s a great honour to team up with them and bring Wee Free Men to the big screen.”
Brian Henson, chairman of The Jim Henson Company, said: “As a family owned company, we fully understand the importance of legacy properties. The Discworld series is a richly developed world with devoted fans, myself included, and there is no-one better than Rhianna to bring Terry’s beloved project to life on the big screen.”
We can’t wait!