George Orwell’s Animal Farm was published in 1945.
Andy Serkis will be helming an animated adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It is a story of a group of farm animals. They decide to rebel against their human farmer and hope to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, the rebellion is betrayed. The farm ends up in a state as bad as before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon. There has been a 1954 animated adaptation and a 1999 live-tv version of the novella. Serkis is best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Black Panther, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, and The Batman. In addition, he directed Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
“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.“Andy Serkis