The Wind in the Willows Movie

It’s been about 10 years since we first heard about a film adaptation of The Wind in the Willows coming together with the help of Peter Jackson‘s WETA Workshop. At the time, the plan was for WETA’s Ray Griggs to direct a live-action movie using advanced animatronics to bring the four anthropomorphic animal characters, Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger, to life. However, a decade later, the plans have changed and a new filmmaker is on board to help

Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital is now involved with The Wind in the Willows movie, which will now create Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger with computer animation. Ray Griggs is still directing and offering special effects experience on WETA’s behalf along with Richard Taylor at WETA Workshop. But now Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is on board to write the movie, and Jurassic Park producer Gerald R. Molen is getting involved too. Read More »

Last year we reported a few times on a new version of The Wind in the Willows, which is being produced by RG Entertainment with Ray Griggs (Super Capers) directing and WETA and Richard Taylor working on the effects for the live-action/animatronic film. Now the movie has its first cast member, as Ricky Gervais will voice Mole. Read More »

Last week we posted concept art and a promo teaser trailer for Peter Jackson’s WETA’s (Lord of the Rings, District 9) live-action and animatronics adaptation of Kenneth Grahame‘s classic book The Wind in the Willows.On the Comic-Con show floor, I was able to find more designs and maquettes for the upcoming adaptation at the WETA booth. Hit the jump to see more photos.

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Kenneth Grahame‘s The Wind in the Willows, which follows four anthropomorphized characters in a classic pastoral English countryside, has been adapted to the screen many times. Now there’s a new version on the way, to be directed by Ray Griggs, with Peter Jackson’s WETA providing a suite of animatronic effects to bring the animal characters to life. Read More »