Performance-capture actor Andy Serkis (Tintin, Lord of the Rings, Rise of The Planet Of The Apes), who recently directed second unit on Peter Jackson’ The Hobbit, is developing a mo-cap version or George Orwell’s Animal Farm for himself to direct. The Hollywood Reporter says Serkis bought the movie rights to the novel and is currently producing, through his own London-based studio Imaginarium, a proof of concept film.

This is NOT the worst idea I’ve ever heard… In fact, I’m apt to trust his judgement on this one. Serkis certainly knows what he’s doing with the mo-cap technique. He may be one of the few working in films who does. He just might pull it off.

(Thanks, Liam Scanlan)

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Jerry Beck