The Jim Henson Company is boarding the long-in-the-works feature adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Wee Free Men with Rhianna Pratchett, the author’s daughter, adapting the novel. The novel, first published in 2003, is part of Pratchett’s mega-selling and beloved Discworld series of books. It follows a young farm girl, who battles the monsters of Fairyland to rescue her brother, who has been kidnapped by an evil queen.
Narrativia, the company set up by the late Pratchett to oversee the rights to his books, will work with the Jim Henson Company on the adaptation. Rhianna Pratchett is one of the most exciting young writers in the UK. An award-winning video game writer- she was responsible for the acclaimed 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and 2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider- Rhianna Pratchett is repped by Casarotto Ramsay and Associates. She is also now a director at Narrative.
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series of fantasy novels sold over 80 million copies worldwide. The legendary writer passed away in March last year following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was the UK’s bestselling author throughout the 1990s. Pratchett, who was knighted by the Queen in 2009, saw a number of his works adapted for film and TV, including Hogfather in 2006 and Going Postal in 2008.