• [NEWS] "The Great Gatsby" animated movie in development

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    From Variety.com ...

    'The Great Gatsby' to Be Adapted as Animated Feature From DNEG Animation
    Author William Joyce is set to direct an animated version of the classic
    F. Scott Fitzgerald novel "The Great Gatsby." Brian Selznick, who wrote
    and adapted 2017's "Wonderstruck," will work on the screenplay.



    Michael Siegel and DNEG Senior VP Creative Production David Prescott
    join Joyce as producers on the animated feature film. DNEG Feature
    Animation will provide animation services.

    This marks the first time the 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald will be
    turned into an animated feature. Its most recent adaptation was for Baz
    Luhrmann's 2013 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

    Joyce said, "Gatsby continues to cast a powerful spell over readers
    unlike any other book in American letters. Much of the power of Gatsby
    comes from the enchantment of Fitzgerald's prose. He created a vivid
    dreamscape that, to some degree, has eluded filmmakers since the silent
    era. The previous film versions were constrained by live-action, but
    innovative animation could finally realize the elusive quality of the

    Prescott added, "We are in the perfect time for an animated Gatsby.
    Viewers of all ages are embracing animation as another way to experience
    different stories. Bill and I have been floating a variety of ideas
    around over the last few years, discussing ideal stories to bring to the
    screen, and I do feel that 'The Great Gatsby' is one such story. The
    style of animation and imagery we are creating for this project are so
    beautifully married together."

    DNEG Feature Animation has been working with William Joyce, the
    children's' author, producer and director, on an original animated short
    titled "Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat."

    The team, headed by DNEG's Taylor Moll as Visual Effects Supervisor, has
    been developing the animated project within Unreal Engine, pushing the
    boundaries of what real-time game engine technology can bring to
    production feature animation. Moll said, "We are incredibly excited
    about the new methodologies we are employing on this short film with
    Bill and cannot wait to bring this same workflow to 'The Great Gatsby.'"


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