Books, Film, Up & Coming
Feb 11, 2021

NETFLIX AND PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE ANNOUNCE RIGHTS DEAL FOR BRIAN JACQUES’ REDWALL BOOKS

In a massive collabortation Netflix has won the rights to the entire collection of Redwall Books. When can we expect all the books on our screens? Find out below.

REDWALL – Visual development art by Pierre Breton. CR: Netflix © 2021

Brian Jacques’ Redwall book series will be reimagined on screen thanks to a rights deal between Penguin Random House Children’s UK and Netflix. Chronicling the adventures of the heroic animals that inhabit the forest haven of Redwall Abbey, the Redwall books have sold in excess of 30 million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages. A feature film based on Jacques’ first book in the series, Redwall is currently in development with writer Patrick McHale (Over the Garden Wall, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio), as well as an event series based on the character of Martin the Warrior.

The deal marks the first time that the film rights to the entire book series have been held by the same company and the first time a feature film of any of Jacques’ works will be made. Redwall joins Netflix’s fast growing original slate of animated features which includes Academy Award nominated Klaus, Kris Pearn’s The Willoughbys, Oscar winner Glen Keane’s Over the Moon; as well as the Fall 2021 comedy Back to the Outback, Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Adventure, Chris Williams’ The Sea Beast, Henry Selick’s Wendell & Wild, Nora Twomey’s My Father’s Dragon, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Wendy Rogers’ The Magician’s Elephant, Minkyu Lee’s The Witch Boy, and an Aardman sequel to Chicken Run.