wildly popular Farmville
franchise is headed to your TV. Well, maybe not your
television, unless you're a parent of young children, in which case the animated series will inevitably find a way into your home and make you yearn for the days of Tom & Jerry and Looney Tunes. Ah, memories.
In any event, The Wall Street Journal
reports that director Brett Ratner will produce a half-hour animated series based on Farmville, while also serving as executive producer alongside Kirk Schenck and Charles Bishop.
A Miami Beach native, Ratner's resume includes Money Talks, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3, Tower Heist, and X-Men: The Last Stand, all of which he directed. Ratner was also a producer of the Fox drama series Prison Break.
"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," Ratner said.
No word yet on when the series will launch.