RG Entertainment is developing a live-action and animatronics adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic “The Wind in the Willows.” Ray Griggs (Super Capers, I Want Your Money) will direct and produce the $30 million feature. Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu) wrote the script.
Peter Jackson’s visual effects company Weta Workshop is on board. Richard Taylor will handle special effects, and Kim Sinclair will be production designer.
The following is how RG Entertainment describes the movie:
When Mole ventures out of his lonely home for the first time, he finds a world of new friendships and breathless adventure waiting for him in the land of the Willows. From the joys of boating on the river, to Mr. Toad’s unbelievable antics at Toad Hall… from the dark terrors of the Wild Wood and beyond, to the forbidden land of the Humans… Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad will soon find that they must join forces, in a quest to save their homes from a sinister plot that could cost them their lives – and that could indeed bring about the destruction of the Willows itself.
Shooting will begin this fall in New Zealand.
“The Wind in the Willows” has been adapted as a feature several times, including the 1949 Disney animated film The Adventures of Ichabod Crane and Mr. Toad and Sony’s 1996 live-action version directed by Terry Jones.