Fox Animation picks up remake rights for 'The Eagle Huntress'

Sundance documentary tells the true story of Mongolia's first female falconer.

Some super cool movie news... The Eagle Huntress is getting the animated remake treatment. 20th Century Fox Animation is reportedly in final negotiations to acquire the remake rights for the feature adventure documentary.

Fox Nabs Animated Remake Rights to Daisy Ridley-Backed Film 'Eagle Huntress'

The Eagle Huntress, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, tells the extraordinary real-life story of a fierce Mongolian teenage girl named Aisholpan, who defies tradition to learn the skills and gain acceptance in the male-dominated field of falconry.

The film already has a distribution deal with Sony Pictures Classics. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Animation sees remake potential for the girl-empowerment tale and is negotiating a separate deal.

Here to see The Eagle Huntress. Everybody in the theater got a plush eagle! #Sundance

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Standing ovation for Aisholpan, the 13-year-old star of The Eagle Huntress. #FIERCE #Sundance

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I had the good fortune to be in Park City last January to catch the world premiere of The Eagle Huntress, with Aisholpan and her family in attendance. This is a fantastic, gorgeous film with a magnificent message. Aisholpan is my hero. I can absolutely see it as an animated film aimed at younger viewers.

As long as they don't, you know, bring in Emma Stone or something.

The Eagle Huntress is directed by Otto Bell and produced by Stacey Reiss and Sharon Chang produced. The film is executive produced by Daisy Ridley, Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Susan MacLaury, Barbara Dobkin, Dan Cogan, Regina K. Scully and Marc H. Simon.

More here: Fox Animation Buying Remake Rights to Daisy Ridley’s Documentary 'Eagle Huntress'


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