[NEWS] Netflix acquires "Redwall" for film and TV adaptations
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"Redwall" is series of kids' books set in medieval times, but there are
no humans, just anthropomorphic animals using slings, swords, etc.
Unless they stupidly go down the "Cats" path (people in costumes, real
or digital), these movies and TV shows will have to be animation of
some sort. There was an old animated TV series in 1999 which was also
patched together as a "movie".
From ComingSoon.net ...
Netflix acquires Brian Jacques' Redwall for film & TV adaptations
Netflix has revealed that it has acquired the rights to late
author Brian Jacques' popular fantasy novel franchise Redwall and
is currently at work developing a film adaptation based on the
first novel in the 22-book series as well as an event series
centered on iconic character Martin the Warrior.
"Brian often travelled the globe to tell his Redwall stories to
young audiences, more often than not at their schools," Alan
Ingram, representative of The Redwall Abbey Company (owner of
Jacques' intellectual property), said in a statement. "Brian
would have been very happy to see that Netflix shares his joy
and desire to bring his stories to life as a new universe of
films, series and potentially much more for audiences of all
ages to enjoy. We are very excited to embark on this new
endeavour with Netflix and Penguin Random House UK."
First published in 1986, Redwall chronicles the adventures of
the heroic animals that inhabit the forest haven of Redwall
Abbey. The first novel was then followed by thirteen more book
sequels and nine prequel books. The novel series have sold in
excess of 30 million copies and been translated into more than
"We couldn't be more delighted to announce this deal," Ben
Horslen, Fiction Publisher of Penguin Random House Children's,
said in a statement. "These perennially popular stories have
been etched onto the hearts of millions of readers, and we are
thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring those beloved
characters on screen for families worldwide to enjoy."
The Redwood film adaptation will be written by Patrick McHale
(Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio). The deal marks the first time
that the film rights to the entire book series have been held
by the same company and the first time a feature film of any of
Jacques' works will be made.