British star Andy Serkis' adaptation of 'Animal Farm' has been given the green light by Netflix.
The 54-year-old actor has owned the rights to option the George Orwell novel since 2012 when he was trying to turn it into a TV show, and Netflix has now purchased the movie rights to the adaptation, according to Variety.
Speaking last year, Andy - who is also due to play Baloo in his self-directed film 'Mowgli' - shared: "We actually started working on it before I started directing 'Mowgli'.
"It's a difficult enough process to take an actor's face and put it on an ape, but actually, how do you create a non-humanoid character and anthropomorphise that to a believable degree? Really read the emotion and intention of the actor, like Christian Bale playing a panther, or Benedict Cumberbatch playing a tiger. Really being able to see their faces.
"So the same will be with 'Animal Farm'; we're going to use performance capture, we've got a great cast lined up, and we're just evolving the script. And boy, there couldn't be a better time to make 'Animal Farm!'"