Andy Serkis Will Helm ‘Animal Farm’ Adaption

Andy SerkisAnimal Farm project is finally going to see the light of day. The news came from Cinesite, the VFX studio behind No Time to Die and the studio that did the animation on 2021’s Adams Family 2 that they are working on Serkis’ Animal Farm adaption. 

This project was on Serkis’ table since 2012 & will have performance-capture-based CG characters. Animation production company Aniventure will also be joining the film with Serkis’ Imaginarium. Serkis will be directing the film & Nick Stoller (Storks) will be writing the script. Dave Rosenbaum, Adam Nagle, Johnathan Cavendish & Serkis will also be producing the film. 

Serkis said this about the upcoming project: “The challenging journey to bring this extraordinary story to the screen has been finally rewarded by the opportunity to partner with the brilliant team at Aniventure and Cinesite. Together we hope to make our version of Orwell’s ever-relevant masterpiece, emotionally powerful, humorous, and relatable for all ages. A tale not only for our times but for generations to come.

Animal Farm is a satirical allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, the rebellion is betrayed, and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon.

Serkis’ Animal Farm was originally under Netflix’s umbrella, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is no longer with Netflix.