ANDY SERKIS AKA GALLUM WILL BE DIRECTION GEORGE ORWELL’S ANIMAL FARM FILM ADAPTATION
Andy Serkis has just wrapped as the Second Unit Director slash Gallum on the highly anticipated film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and has signed up to direct the film adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
The film won’t be coming to any theaters near anyone soon, due to Serkis’ very heavy work load for the next few years. For Animal Farm, Serkis plans on working with The Imaginarium for motion capturing performances for the film.
“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 environments. 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 key frame animation or puppeteering parts of animals. We are in an experimental phase; it’s terribly exciting.
We’re keeping it fable-istic and [aimed at] a family audience. We are not going to handle the politics in a heavy-handed fashion. It is going to be emotionally centered in a way that I don’t think has been seen before. The point of view that we take will be slightly different to how it is normally portrayed and the characters-we are examining this in a new light.” — movieweb