The transmission platform Netflix is adapting’Redwall‘fantasy novels for children, into a movie and a television series. The announcement comes as the streamer signed a new rights agreement with publisher Penguin Random House Children’s.
Written by British writer Brian Jacques and published between 1986 and 2011, the novels have sold 30 million copies worldwide.
The serie chronicles the adventures of the anthropomorphic animals that inhabit Redwall Abbey and the surrounding Mossflower Wood countryside, including mice, moles, hares, badgers and other forest species.
Mossflower’s peace-loving creatures are often called upon to become warriors to fend off marauding bands of “vermin” such as rats, weasels, and foxes.
Redwall’s novels are characterized as fantastic, but contain little magic or supernatural, apart from the anthropomorphism of the animal characters.
Many characters believe that the sword of Martin the Warrior is magical, and vermin occasionally try to steal her for this reason; Mossflower reveals that it was forged from a meteorite fragment in the Salamandastron volcanic fortress by the Badger Lord known as Boar the Fighter.
The role of “monsters” in the novels is played not by mythical creatures, but by real-world predators such as snakes, sharks, and wolverines.
Patrick McHale, creator of Cartoon Network’s “Over the Garden Wall,” will write the feature film based on the first book in Jacques’ series, “Redwall.” Ben Horslen, fiction editor at Penguin Random House Children’s, said the publisher is “delighted.”
“These perennially popular stories have been etched in the hearts of millions of readers, and we are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring these beloved characters to the screen for families around the world to enjoy,” said Horslen.
Previous Netflix animated films include Academy Award nominated ‘Klaus’ and Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’.
Richard Linklater’s ‘Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure’, Nora Twomey’s ‘My Father’s Dragon’ and Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ are part of the upcoming list of animated titles.
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