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Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will direct and act in a film adaptation of George Orwell's classic Animal Farm

"By utilizing performance capture, a deeply talented and committed cast of actors will be able to explore and fully inhabit Orwell's fairy tale world where 'some animals are more equal than others.'"

Performance capture is the method by which an actor's movements and expressions are electronically tracked and then translated to CGI. The film will be made by The Imaginarium, a London-based studio Serkis co-founded in 2009. The Imaginarium is devoted to the art of performance capture.

This project sounds intriguing—what do you think?

Andy Serkis to Direct & Act in Adaptation of Animal Farm by George Orwell