Ari Folman, the Israeli director of Waltz with Bashir and The Congress, has announced that his next animated film will be a family-friendly film based on Anne Frank’s diaries. “Bringing the Anne Frank diary to all screens is a fantastic opportunity and challenge as there is a real need for new artistic material to keep the memory alive for younger generations,” Folman said in a statement.

Folman has been granted full access to the Anne Frank Fonds Basel archive. The film will be produced by Purple Whale, a new Belgian production firm that is owned in part by Folman’s Israeli company Bridgit Folman Film Gang and Belgian producer Entre Chien Et Loup. Production will begin by winter 2014.

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