As well as working on third-party projects, The Imaginarium has optioned a slate of titles that we are developing for TV, Film and Games over the next few years. These productions catalyse our own R&D efforts to push the boundaries of performance capture – expertise that then becomes available to our clients.
Animal Farm (2014)
The Imaginarium is currently in pre-production of a new version of Orwell’s classic novel that will see a Hollywood A-List cast take on the challenge of performance-capture.
“I think we have found a rather fresh way of looking at the story using an amalgamation of filming styles, including performance capture. It is a wide canvas on which we are exploring how far we can take performance capture with quadrupeds. We are exploring new avenues of performance including puppeteering parts of animals; it’s terribly exciting.”
Andy Serkis, Director
The Bone Season (Optioned)
The Imaginarium has secured the film rights to this forthcoming book series by Samantha Shannon, with the first book scheduled for publication by Bloomsbury on August 20, 2013. The books feature a dark vision of a dystopian future and offer a fantastic setting for a truly extraordinary and thrilling narrative.
“I am thrilled to be working with The Imaginarium. Their name had me from the start: a place devoted to imagination. There is a strong, visual sensibility to my writing process and I am very excited by the creative possibilities for how The Bone Season could translate from page to screen. I am confident that all the members of the Imaginarium team are as passionate about the book as I am and I look forward to working with them to make this project a reality.”
Samantha Shannon, Author