BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

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BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

Postby Nutso » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:27 pm

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/sam-sm ... 203017205/
Peter Capaldi has joined the all-star voice cast for the BBC and Netflix adaptation of “Watership Down,” and Sam Smith is recording the theme song for the animated miniseries.

News had already leaked about other voice cast members, including James McAvoy, John Boyega, Olivia Colman, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Daniel Kaluuya, and Taron Egerton. The BBC has now confirmed these and the addition of former “Doctor Who” star Capaldi. Sam Smith’s musical input, and the first images from the series, were also revealed Thursday. The series’ director is Noam Murro (“300: Rise of the Empire”).

Richard Adams’ classic book was first published in 1972 and tells the story of a group of rabbits fighting for survival as their habitat is threatened. A 1978 animated movie adaptation was well-received and featured the Simon and Garfunkel song “Bright Eyes,” which was a No. 1 single in the U.K.

The BBC will run “Watership Down” in the U.K. in two feature-length installments as part of its Christmas schedule. Netflix will launch it in the U.S. and internationally.


Anyone looking forward to reliving the 'Watership Down' experience, but with new art style and voice acting? And for Christmas!
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Re: BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

Postby Nutso » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:51 pm



Not as violent as the original?
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Re: BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

Postby Mikey » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:08 pm

Well, it's a tough political climate in which to show rabbit-on-rabbit crime.
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Re: BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

Postby Bryan Moore » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:48 pm

Not gonna lie, until I clicked on this thread and saw the rabbits, I somehow briefly confused this with The Poseidon Adventure... :bangwall:

Did enjoy the book, and I've an affinity for rabbits... Might be worth a watch.
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Re: BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:18 pm

Bryan Moore wrote:Not gonna lie, until I clicked on this thread and saw the rabbits, I somehow briefly confused this with The Poseidon Adventure... :bangwall:

Did enjoy the book, and I've an affinity for rabbits... Might be worth a watch.

Considering the name, that's actually understandable. Especially considering the penchant for remakes.
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Re: BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

Postby Mikey » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:45 pm

Bryan Moore wrote:Not gonna lie, until I clicked on this thread and saw the rabbits, I somehow briefly confused this with The Poseidon Adventure... :bangwall:

Did enjoy the book, and I've an affinity for rabbits... Might be worth a watch.


Do Gene Hackman and Shelley Winters remind you of rabbits? :?
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Re: BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

Postby Bryan Moore » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:18 am

Mikey wrote:
Bryan Moore wrote:Not gonna lie, until I clicked on this thread and saw the rabbits, I somehow briefly confused this with The Poseidon Adventure... :bangwall:

Did enjoy the book, and I've an affinity for rabbits... Might be worth a watch.


Do Gene Hackman and Shelley Winters remind you of rabbits? :?


No but Ernest Borgnine was a bit fluffy...
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Re: BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

Postby Vic » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:19 am

Funny, I was going to say the same thing about Shelly Winters. Gene Hackman, eh, not so much. :lol:
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Re: BBC & Netflix adapting 'Watership Down' for Christmas

Postby Nutso » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:12 pm

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