An animated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby is now in the works with the same studio that worked on Christopher Nolan's most recent film Tenet.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be produced by DNEG Feature Animation, and directed by William Joyce. It will be written by Brian Selznick, writer and illustrator of the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
The adaptation of Fitzgerald's 1925 novel will be written by Brian Selznick, who wrote and illustrated the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret on which Martin Scorsese's 2011 film Hugo was based. Producer Michael Siegel and DNEG senior vp of creative production David Prescott join Joyce as producers.
The 1925 novel by F Scott Fitzgerald comments on the hedonism of the jazz age as it tells the story of a mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, known for throwing lavish parties at his mansion on Long Island. Gatsby eventually begins an affair with his married former lover Daisy Buchanan, setting off a chain of events that end in disaster.
DNEG Feature Animation also is working with Joyce on an original animated short titled Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat, which is being created using virtual production techniques. DNEG reports that virtual production will also be incorporated into the making of The Great Gatsby.
Fitzgerald's novel has been adapted several times for film and television, for the first time in 1926. Feature adaptations have included a 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia
Farrow, which won Oscars for its score and costume design; and Baz Luhrmann's 2016 movie starring Leonardo DeCaprio and Carey Mulligan, which won Oscars for production design and costume design.
A release date for the animated feature has yet to be announced.