According to AWN, DreamWorks has brought on Simon Beaufoy, writer of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, to write the feature adaptation of the popular children’s novel TRUCKERS. DreamWorks picked up the rights for TRUCKERS back in 2001, and have had several writers take a stab at the screenplay. So far Andrew Adamson and Joe Stillman have given TRUCKERS a go, and at one time Frank Cottrell Boyce was on call. However, maybe Simon Beaufoy, still fresh from his Oscar victory, can take TRUCKERS off the shelf and into the theaters.
TRUCKERS was written by Sir Terry Pratchett in 1990 as the first in The Bromeliad Series.