Orwell’s “Animal Farm” Gets Mo-Capped?

Talking about his upcoming sci-fi feature “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, filmmaker Rupert Wyatt spoke with Empire Magazine (via The Playlist) about his possible next projects.

Aside from the three-part UK miniseries “The Echo Chamber” about British moles in the IRA, Wyatt revealed that he and actor Andy Serkis have discussed the prospect of a motion capture feature film take on George Orwell’s classic 1945 novella “Animal Farm”.

The story of revolutionary animals on an English farm is a thinly veiled allegory about how the rise of Stalinism in the Soviet Union over the preceding two decades. Its most famous adaptation so far has been a 1954 animated movie.

Serkis is an advocate of mo-cap and setup a studio for the technique through his production company Caveman Films.