I hope you are prepared for one more adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, as a result of that is precisely what you are getting; solely this time, it’s going to be animated.
It has been introduced that William Joyce shall be directing an animated adaptation of The Nice Gatsby that shall be penned by Brian Selznick, who wrote and illustrated the e-book upon which Martin Scorsese’s Hugo was based mostly. The brand new undertaking shall be animated by DNEG Characteristic Animation, a visible results studio who’ve labored on initiatives corresponding to Tenet, Star Trek: Discovery, Westworld, Godzilla vs. Kong, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and far more. In an announcement, William Joyce mentioned:
Gatsby continues to solid a robust spell over readers not like another e-book in American letters. A lot of the ability of Gatsby comes from the enchantment of Fitzgerald’s prose. He created a vivid dreamscape that, to some extent, has eluded filmmakers for the reason that silent period. The earlier movie variations have been constrained by reside motion, however modern animation may lastly understand the elusive high quality of the novel.
DNEG shall be utilizing “new methodologies” on The Nice Gatsby undertaking, which they’re at the moment using on an animated quick movie, Mr. Spam Will get a New Hat, that they are additionally engaged on with Joyce. “I have been buddies with William Joyce for practically my complete profession,” Selznick mentioned in his personal assertion. “I’ve all the time marveled at his skill to invent indelible worlds and unforgettable characters. When he instructed me about his dream of creating ‘Gatsby’ into an animated film, I instantly understood what a magical synthesis this could possibly be. The wealthy wonderland of William Joyce’s imaginative and prescient is an excellent match for the shimmering prose of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and I am thrilled to assist him carry this distinctive cinematic expertise to life.“
This additionally is not the one Nice Gatsby undertaking within the works, because it was revealed last month that Vikings creator Michael Hirst was additionally growing a mini-series based mostly on the basic novel. Hirst mentioned that his tackle the story will “discover its well-known and iconic characters via the fashionable lens of gender, race and sexual orientation” because it digs deeply “into the hidden lives of its characters via the fashionable lens of a fractured American dream whereas additionally capturing the complete majesty of Fitzgerald’s timeless imaginative and prescient.“