Saturday, October 20, 2012

Andy Serkis To Direct 'Animal Farm'

Andy Serkis is set to direct a big screen adaptation of the classic George Orwell  novel 'Animal Farm,' talking to THR described how he will bring the book to life:
 I think we found a rather fresh way of looking at it. It is definitely using performance capture but we are using an amalgamation of filming styles to create the environmments.

We are in proof of concept stage at the moment, designing characters and experimenting on our stage with the designs. It is quite a wide canvas at the moment as to how much and how far we can take performance capture with quadrupeds and how much we will be using facial [capture]. We are not discounting the use of keyframe animation or puppeteering parts of animals. We are in an experimental phase; it’s terribly exciting.
The movie will be produced by The Imaginarium, a London-based performance-capture studio that Serkis and producer Jonathan Cavendish(Bridget Jones’s Diary, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) formed in 2011.