Brett Ratner has plans to turn the popular online game "FarmVille" into an animated series, Deadline reports. The game, launched in 2009 by Zynga, is officially described as follows:
FarmVille lets players cultivate their farms by plowing, planting and harvesting crops and trees. Players also care for their farm animals: milking their cows and collecting eggs from their chickens.
FarmVille was the top game by daily active users on Facebook between August 2009 and December 2010, when CityVille claimed the top spot. We continue to enhance the social aspects of the game, including in-game gifting to friends, cooperative crafting jobs and trading goods in the farmer’s market.
Ratner said that “FarmVille is one of the most exciting brands out there today and its cross-platform opportunities are endless. I am thrilled to be expanding the brand with existing fans and also engaging a whole new audience."
The filmmaker, best known for movies like X-Men: The Last Stand and the Rush Hour franchise, will next direct Dwayne Johnson in Hercules, set for release on August 8, 2014.
There is not a network attached to air "FarmVille," but Ratner will executive producer alongside Charles Bishop, Nina Gelb and Kirk Schenck.