Days after Netflix bought Andy Serkis’ Mowgli the streaming giant and director are teaming up on another project.
According to Deadline, Netflix and Andy Serkis have acquired the movie rights to George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
Serkis will helm the adaptation of Orwell’s 1945 allegorical novella. The intention is to bring “Animal Farm to the screen in a thoroughly contemporary fashion, which will highlight the staggering relevance today of the satirical and dramatic power of Orwell’s re-imagined classic.”
Serkis will produce through his Imaginarium production company. Other producers include 6th & Idaho’s Matt Reeves, Rafi Crohn, and Adam Kassan.
“We are incredibly excited to have finally found the perfect creative home in Netflix for this extraordinary zeitgeist work by George Orwell,” Serkis said in a statement. “On top of that, to be reunited with my great friend Matt Reeves — with his acute sensitivity, storytelling intelligence and honesty and command in this realm — is to have the very best scenario for our long-held passion to bring this fable alive.”