Andy Serkis

A motion-capture adaptation of George Orwell‘s Animal Farm seems like one of those concepts that could easily go awry, but if anyone should be able to pull it off it’s Lord of the Rings and Rise of the Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis.

After putting in time as a second unit director on the Hobbit trilogy, Serkis set the fable as his feature directorial debut last year. He’s been plugging away at it ever since, and now says he plans to shoot the “fairly unique” project¬†sometime next year. Hit the jump for more details, along with a minor update on the Serkis-produced¬†The Bone Season.

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Fox doesn’t have a YA series to match, say, The Hunger Games, even if it does have something better in the X-Men series. That hasn’t stopped the studio from trying to develop potential new franchises, however, and there’s a new one in the works with Andy Serkis as producer.

The Bone Season is the first of seven novels by young author Samantha Shannon, and now Fox has paired with The Imaginarium, in which Serkis is a principal, to develop a film based on the book. Read More »

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