Tuesday 11 June 2019

Terry Pratchett's AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS optioned for film

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, the first Discworld novel for children by the late Terry Pratchett, is getting an animated film adaptation.

Toby Genkel (Richard the Stork, Oops! Noah is Gone and Legends of Valhalla: Thor) is directing from a script by Terry Rossio (Aladdin, Shrek). It will be a German-Irish co-production with a budget of around $15 million.

The previous adaptations of the Discworld series include live-action mini-series based on four of the novels (The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Hogfather and Going Postal) and animated mini-series based on another two (Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music), along with three video games, a soundtrack album, numerous graphic novels and more. A new live-action series based on the City Watch sub-series is currently in pre-production at the BBC.

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