ANIMAL FARM To the Big Screen

Hold your groans; this is one may not come to pass.

Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes; releasing Aug. 5 and expected to a summer’s blockbuster) is talking about doing a big-screen adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Entertainment Weekly reports the news and comments on the “motion-capture” technique Wyatt plans to use, “Seeing as how blown away we were by Wyatt’s use of the technology in clips for Apes, [watch trailer here] it’s easy to get excited about the prospect of Farm, which would feature a diverse group of human-like barn animals leading a rebellion.”

On the other hand, if Rise of the Planet of the Apes does as well as expected, the director may turn his attention to making it a franchise.

Hallmark Entertainment released a made-for-TV version of Animal Farm in 1999, with Kelsey Grammar doing the voice of Snowball.

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