Animal Farm Netflix Acquires George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm;’ Andy Serkis Directs & Matt Reeves Making
UNIQUE: Days after getting his movieNetflix has doubled down with Andy Serkis by getting rights to the George Orwell unique Imaginarium initially made a rights offer with the George Orwell Estate in 2012.
“We are incredibly excited to have lastly found the best imaginative home in Netflix for this extremely zeitgeist work by George Orwell,” Serkis said in a declaration. “On top of that, to be re-united with my excellent pal Matt Reeves– with his intense sensitivity, storytelling intelligence and sincerity and command in this realm– is to have the absolute best scenario for our long-held enthusiasm to bring this fable alive.”
Cavendish said the intention is to bring “Animal Farm to the screen in a completely modern fashion, which will highlight the incredible importance today of the satirical and remarkable power of Orwell’s re-imagined classic.”
Said Reeves: “Andy is such an unbelievable artist– he is truly a force of nature and a lovely soul. To be able to work with him again and with Jonathan and Netflix to see Orwell’s classic tale brought to life in a completely new and amazing way is an absolute dream.”
Orwell’s estate was repped by literary executor Expense Hamilton of A.M. Heath, St. John Donald of United Agents and Phil Rymer of Lewis Silkin. The Imaginarium is repped by John Garvey of CAA, Larry Taube of Principal Entertainment and Pam Black of Ziffren Brittenham, and Reeves is with CAA, 3 Arts and Jackoway Tyerman.
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