The most recent film adaptation of Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was by Baz Luhrmann in 2013, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Twitter @ do0ies
Scott Fitzgerald’s classic Gatsby the magnificent turns into an animated feature film, with writer William Joyce attached to directing.
This is the first time that the 1925 novel will be transformed into an animated feature film. His most recent film adaptation was directed by Baz Luhrmann in 2013, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brian Selznick, best known for adapting the Wonder, will write the script for the new film.
Michael Siegel and David Prescott, senior vice president of creative production at DNEG, will produce the project with Joyce.
“Gatsby continues to cast a powerful spell on readers unlike any other American literary book. Much of Gatsby’s power comes from the enchantment of Fitzgerald’s prose. He created a living dream landscape that to some extent has eluded filmmakers since the Age of Silence. Previous versions of the film were limited by live action, but innovative animation could finally realize the novel’s elusive quality, ”Joyce said.
DNEG Feature Animation will create the movie animations.
The company is also working with Joyce on an original animated short titled Mr Spam gets a new hat.
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