Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Venom 2) director Andy Serkis has revealed his next project.
In a YouTube interview with Wired, alongside Tom Hardy, Serkis answered a range of questions about his career.
He also revealed that his next directorial project will be a new adaptation of the classic novel Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Andy Serkis to direct new adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel
Serkis is known by legions of fans across the world for his portrayal of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings franchise.
He also won further plaudits with his stunning work portraying Caesar in the rebooted Planet of the Apes trilogy.
However, in 2017, he made the switch to being behind the camera with his directorial debut Breathe.
He followed that up with an adaptation of the Jungle Book with Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
With the Venom sequel now poised to hit cinemas, Serkis has revealed what’s next for him:
I’ve got a whole bunch of movies that are kind of in development, but what comes up, likely, [will be] Animal Farm, I think is probably the next thing that I’m doing. George Orwell’s Animal Farm. That is actually currently in the early works of being developed into a movie.
Animal Farm details the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their owner in order to create a free and fair society.
However, this society soon disintegrates, before becoming a dictatorship.
It has been adapted several times for the big screen, once in 1954 and most recently in 1999.
Given his extensive work with motion capture technology, Serkis could be an interesting fit for a new adaptation of this story.
Also given his talent for voices, we definitely see him as a possibility for the voice of Napoleon in the film.
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