With 'The Great Gatsby' now in the public domain, many people were hoping for a Muppets version of the classic Jazz Age story.
Instead, we've so far got a sequel series, and now, an animated version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's tragic love story instead. THR is reporting that the animated 'Great Gatsby' will be written by Brian Selznick, who wrote the novel on which Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' was based, and will be directed by William Joyce, who did a lot of the concept and art design on 'Toy Story', 'A Bug's Life', and was an executive producer and writer on 'Epic' and 'Rise of the Guardians'.
"Much of the power of Gatsby comes from the enchantment of Fitzgerald’s prose. He created a vivid dreamscape that, to some degree, has eluded filmmakers since the silent era. The previous film versions were constrained by live action, but innovative animation could finally realize the elusive quality of the novel," said Joyce in a statement released to media.
Obviously, it's early days yet, so no voice casting has been announced, but expect more of these Gatsby-inspired movies and TV shows. Hopefully, just hopefully, we might get to see Miss Piggy play Daisy Buchanan.