Brett Ratner Boards ‘FarmVille’ Animated Series

Brett Ratner has joined with Six Eleven Media to produce a TV version of the successful online game FarmVille. 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 in a statement Thursday. 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.

Comments (21)

  • Well of course he has.oink.

    Comment by the realist — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:15am PST  
  • A perfect marriage of producer and product!

    Comment by bounder — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:15am PST  
  • holy shit this sounds even worse than the Hercules movie.

    truly truly awful. is Congress or Hollywood filled with the biggest douches?

    quality is dead. long live piracy.

    Comment by Fuck it — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:23am PST  
  • Yup, this sounds about right.

    Comment by Scott — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:27am PST  
  • Coming soon to your TV: Popup notifications about your friend’s carrots.

    Comment by NOOOOOO — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:35am PST  
  • Why?

    Comment by RachelEvil — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:36am PST  
  • Battleship 2: Farmville the game tv series.

    Comment by lol — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:37am PST  
  • This will be an important television series.

    Comment by AtLast — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:39am PST  
  • Ratner & Farmville? No wonder my friends are having difficult times finding funding for their films, because a crap director is handed a crap game.

    Man, we are a stupid race, chasing bits of green paper so we can buy crap we don’t need all to impress our friends.

    Comment by David — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:43am PST  
  • OK Hollywood…if all the creativity has been used up and we’re basing shows on Farmville, you might as well pack up and go home. Turn the lights off on your way out of town please.

    Comment by Mr_Explosion — Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 11:46am PST  
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