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Boyle plots animated 'Truckers' movie

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Boyle plots animated 'Truckers' movie

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Danny Boyle has revealed that he is planning to direct an animated adaptation of Terry Pratchett's popular children's book Truckers.

The first part of Pratchett's Bromeliad Trilogy, Truckers focuses on a group of tiny people called "nomes" who live under the floorboards of a department store.

Boyle told Coming Soon that his Millions collaborator Frank Cottrell Boyce will pen the script for the DreamWorks film.

Discussing the differences between directing live-action and animation, Boyle said: "You're more like a ringmaster, kind of organising this huge army of illustrators who can change the movie. It's really weird.

"They often do scripts and they have no gags in them at all, but then you see the finished film and it's full of funny gags, and they say that it's not in the script, that all comes through the process of the animators."

Boyle's next film Slumdog Millionaire will close the BFI London Film Festival in October.

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