Terry Pratchett’s young adult Discworld novel is getting adapted by the Jim Henson Company, which means we’ll finally see young witch Tiffany Aching in action. The script will come from Rhianna Pratchett, the co-director of Narrativia, which is partnering with the Jim Henson Company to make the movie a reality. “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,” Rhianna Pratchett said in a press release.
This could be a great pairing of property and studio. The Wee Free Men tells the story of nine-year-old Aching searching for her missing brother after a spate of Fairyland monsters have appeared. Aching, her frying pan and a group of small, angry blue men called the Nac Mac Feegles go looking to save her brother from the Queen of the Fairies.
Yeah, that sounds like something the Jim Henson Company could do a great job with. Especially considering that rights to the book had previously been in the hands of Sony, and the script Pratchett had seen then hadn’t impressed him. Maybe this was worth the wait.