According to this blurb in the Guardian, director Sam Raimi of Evil Dead and Spider-Man fame, will be directing an adaptation of one of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books, The Wee Free Men:
Sam Raimi, currently hard at work on Spider-Man 3, has been tapped to direct an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men as his first post-Spidey project. The 2003 book, part of Pratchett’s immensely popular Discworld series of fantasy novels, centres on a nine-year-old girl’s efforts, with the help of six-inch-tall sheep rustlers in kilts, to rescue her brother from the clutches of a fairy queen. If the picture is successful, Sony Pictures could be looking at a franchise goldmine – the Discworld series encompasses at least 35 novels and three children’s books so far.
Interesting, though odd, news. I’m curious to see what Raimi comes up with.