CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Andy Serkis’ Animal Farm interpretation picked up by Netflix

Andy Serkis’ interpretation of the George Orwell classic Animal Farm has been picked up by Netflix. Serkis has Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes) on board to produce.

First published in 1945, Animal Farm details an entire farm of animals’ revolution against Farmer Jones, an analogy of the October 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. The Battle of the Cowshed has been said to represent the allied invasion of Soviet Russia in 1918, and the defeat of the White Russians in the Russian Civil War.

Orwell biographer Jeffrey Meyers has written, “virtually every detail has political significance in this allegory.” Orwell himself wrote in 1946, “Of course I intended it primarily as a satire on the Russian revolution..[and] that kind of revolution (violent conspiratorial revolution, led by unconsciously power hungry people) can only lead to a change of masters [-] revolutions only effect a radical improvement when the masses are alert.” In a preface for a 1947 Ukrainian edition, he stated, “… for the past ten years I have been convinced that the destruction of the Soviet myth was essential if we wanted a revival of the socialist movement. On my return from Spain [in 1937] I thought of exposing the Soviet myth in a story that could be easily understood by almost anyone and which could be easily translated into other languages.”

Animal Farm has been adapted for film and TV a number of times previously, including the 1954 animated version and the 1999 live action TV version (which was toned down in a lot of ways). Here is hoping that Serkis can capture all of Orwell’s vision.

Related Posts
WandaVision full trailer released

Coming soon to DIsney+, Wandavision will follow the adventures of The Scarlet Witch and The Vision following on from Avengers: Read more

Trailer released for The War for the Planet of the Apes

According to the press release, The War for the Planet of the Apes, the third installment of the widely successful Read more

The Wolf of Snow Hollow trailer released

Written and directed by Jim Cummings, The Wolf of Snow Hollow follows a small-town sheriff, struggling with a failed marriage, Read more

The Walking Dead: World Beyond featurette released

AMC have released a new featurette that introduces us to the teen stars of The Walking Dead: World Beyond... https://youtu.be/SJfUfkQFEhY

The Tomb: Devil’s Revenge trailer released

Directed by Jared Cohn, The Tomb: Devil's Revenge follows John Brock is a down-on-his-luck archaeologist who returns from an expedition Read more

The Batman teaser trailer released

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes “The Batman,” with director Matt Reeves (the “Planet of the Apes” films) at the helm Read more

Synchronic trailer released

Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, Synchronic follows two New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) Read more

Preview- Archer S11 Ep. 3: Helping Hands

In Archer S11 Ep. 3: Helping Hands, the Agency attempts to steal experimental technology from a reclusive inventor, but they Read more

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot!

While we await Walt Disney Pictures’ big live-action presentation at D23 Expo on Saturday, Lucasfilm has released a new International Star Read more

New Star Wars toys revealed at NYCC!

New York Comic Con is the place where Hasbro has revealed several new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, including Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014; previously crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: