Slumdog Scribe Picks Up “Truckers”

Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is working on the script for DreamWorks Animation’s “Truckers” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will be based on Terry Pratchett’s best-selling fantasy books known as The Bromeliad Trilogy according to /Film. The story follows the Nomes, a race of tiny people from another world who now struggle to survive in the world hidden among humans. They find an artifact known as “The Thing” which teaches them about their secret history and make plans to return home.

Andrew Adamson (“Shrek”) was originally attached to write and direct the project back in 2001 before he left for “Shrek 2” and the “Chronicles of Narnia” films.