EMBANKMENT BOARDS WYATT’S BIRDSONG, SERKIS’ ANIMAL FARM; GILLIAN ANDERSON ON SCI-FI
30th Jan, 2013
Screen Daily by Andreas Wiseman
X Files star attached to Our Robot Overlords as UK sales outfit Embankment Films builds on prestige slate ahead of the EFM.
UK sales outfit Embankment Films continues to attract high level projects to its year-old slate, with new additions including Rupert Wyatt’s adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ acclaimed novel Birdsong and Andy Serkis’ 3D imagining of the Orwell classic Animal Farm, with a script from Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas).
The outfit’s $21m-budgeted sci-fi Our Robot Overlords,one of the buzz titles at AFM in November, now has Gillian Anderson and Sir Ben Kingsley attached. The film will mark Anderson’s first sci-fi project outside of The X Files franchise.