January 11, 2006 05:49:00 GMT
Sam Raimi will helm "The Wee Free Men," an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's bestselling young-adult novel
Here comes one new offering for moviegoers, "The Wee Free Men." An adaptation of Terry Pratchett's bestselling young-adult novel, the action adventure flick will be helmed by Sam Raimi.
To success its new project, Sony Pictures Entertainment has tapped Pamela Pettler to write the script. Set to produce is Raimi and Josh Donen through their Sony-based company, along with Created By's Vince Gerardis and Ralph Vicinanza.
Published in 2003, the story of the novel centers on a 9-year-old farm girl who heads off to a parallel world to retrieve a brother who has been grabbed by a nasty fairy queen. She battles the monsters of Fairyland with the help of 6-inch-tall blue-faced rowdies who wear kilts, speak in thick Scottish brogues, steal sheep and drink heavily.