Netflix’s ‘Redwall’ movie in limbo, reveals writer Patrick McHale

Last year, This is what Netflix announced Over the garden wall Creator Patrick McHale would direct the first feature film adaptation of Brian Jacques red wall novels. The film wanted to give Netflix another player in the fantasy streaming wars house of the dragon and The Rings of Power a race for their money with a huge fantasy world, but aimed at a slightly younger audience and centered on anthropomorphic animals.

Patrick McHale seemed like the perfect choice for the project, having already created one of the best animated works of the last decade, particularly one that struck a balance between kid-friendly antics and a dark, dangerous atmosphere – not unlike Jacques’ work.

Unfortunately, the promise of the first full-length adaptation of Jacques’ novels seems too good to be true. That red wall The film is now in limbo, and McHale is narrating Vice versa he is currently off the project.

“I’m not there at the moment red wall.”

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During an interview with Inverse about his work on Guillermo del Toros PinocchioMcHale gave us an update on his film adaptation of red wall. (Stay tuned in for our full interview all around Pinocchiolater this week.)

“I wrote a script for the film and did a lot of nice development work with different artists,” he says. “And then I think with all the changes coming to Netflix, there’s uncertainty about what’s going to happen with it. It’s not my turn at the moment red wall.

“I think they’re still planning on doing something, but it could be on the TV side.”

There’s no other way, that sucks. That red wall Novels are full of possibilities, Jacques has created a vast world with a rich mythology comparable to Tolkien or George RR Martin. His stories do not always follow a linear path, but create a world carpet. Stories jump forward in time, introduce a whole new generation of heroes, or even change scope like it’s no big deal. You never know what to expect from this tale of forest species battling rats, weasels, and foxes.

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Still, all hope is not lost. According to McHale, there could be another red wall Customization, just not what we expected.

“I think they’re still planning on doing something,” he says, “but it could be on the TV side. And I don’t know what my involvement will be at this point – whether the script or the design work will be used in any way. I still hope something will come of it. As a fan, I can’t wait to see it. Maybe I can be there too, but it’s uncertain at the moment.”

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