seriously? i read that and thought "why that book"? and then i think, well, he wouldn't struggle to cast the city watch (vimes, carrot, nobby, colon etc) or the wizards *, and he wouldn't have to create ankh-morpork either as sets or digitally (which would be impressive to see, to say the least) and so it kind of makes sense. although i am dissapointed as to the choice of book to turn into a film, this should be great to see, and who knows, it may be just the beginning. if it does well other books could make it to the big screen. * speaking of casting these characters, which actors do you reckon would be good as these parts? vimes and carrot, the dean and ridcully, and the patrician (although alan rickman could do this with ease i reckon), would be the toughest to cast IMHO.