Brett Ratner joins with Six Eleven Media to produce a TV version of the successful online game “FarmVille.”
Brett Ratner has joined with Six Eleven Media to produce a TV version of the successful online game FarmVille, according to a report by Deadline.
The Hercules director and the Canadian production company aim to make a half-hour animated series out of the farming simulation social networking game.
“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,” said Ratner.
No network is attached currently to the proposed FarmVille series. Ratner will serve as executive producer with Six Eleven Media’s Kirk Schenck & Charles Bishop and Independent producer Nina Gelb.
FarmVille was launched in 2009 by game maker Zynga and has become one of the most popular games on Facebook and MSN Games. A FarmVille 2 sequel was released last fall. Ratner’s upcoming Hercules, with Dwayne Johnson in the title role, is set to be released by Paramount on August 8, 2014.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.