Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish’s performance capture studio, The Imaginarium, has acquired the film rights to ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell.
“Both The Bone Season and Animal Farm are perfectly suited to the Imaginarium,” said Cavendish. “With Animal Farm, we will reinvent this iconic story for a new generation, using the unique storytelling techniques offered by performance capture. The acquisition of these two projects marks an exciting time for all us at The Imaginarium.”
“We are delighted to officially announce our involvement in bringing this classic yet controversial fable to life, hopefully allowing it to resonate for our times with a combination of a fresh perspective, real emotional heart, a great deal of humor and satire,” said Serkis. “By utilizing performance capture, a deeply talented and committed cast of actors will be able to explore and fully inhabit Orwell’s fairy tale world where ‘some animals are more equal than others.“
These are pretty broad terms, but I can understand that they don’t want to get too specific about it since they’ve only just acquired the rights. We’ll keep you posted!