It seems that a new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's novel The Wind in the Willows is heading for the silver screen. Variety is reporting that RG Entertainment is developing a new feature film based off Grahame's popular 1908 children's book.
Ray Griggs will be directing the film from an adapted script by Bill Marsilii. The $30 million film will be a mixture of live-action and animatronics. It was also said that Peter Jackson's famed special effects company WETA will be handling the visual effects. Here's a description of Grahame's story.
"When Mole ventures out of his lonely home for the first time, he finds a world of new friendships and breathless adventure waiting for him in the land of the Willows. From the joys of boating on the river, to Mr. Toad's unbelievable antics at Toad Hall... from the dark terrors of the Wild Wood and beyond, to the forbidden land of the Humans... Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad will soon find that they must join forces, in a quest to save their homes from a sinister plot that could cost them their lives - and that could indeed bring about the destruction of the Willows itself."
Production will take place this fall in New Zealand.