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Fox Animation Buying Remake Rights to Daisy Ridley’s Documentary ‘Eagle Huntress’

20th Century Fox Animation is in negotiations for animation remake rights to the Sundance documentary “The Eagle Huntress,” which Daisy Ridley exec produced.

Sony Classics bought the North American, Latin America, Australian and Asian rights to the live-action documentary shortly after the Jan. 24 premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

CAA is repping the filmmakers in the remake deal. Chris Wedge is producing with Darren Lemke writing.

Darlene Caamano Loquet is overseeing with Fox Animation president Vanessa Morrison.

The documentary “The Eagle Huntress” is directed by Otto Bell, and exec produced by Morgan Spurlock and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actress Ridley. The film centers on Aisholpan, a 13-year old Mongolian girl striving to become the first female Eagle Hunter in the sport’s 2,000-year history.

The film follows Aisholpan as she learns all aspects of the ancient tradition, including taming her own eaglet and training for the annual Golden Eagle Festival, which involves competing against 70 male Eagle Hunters. The movie is set in the remote Altai Mountains of Northwestern Mongolia.

Producers are Stacey Reiss and Sharon Chang. Ridley, Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Marc H. Simon, Dan Cogan, Regina K. Scully, Barbara Dobkin and Susan Maclaury are executive producers, in association with Artemis Rising Foundation, Impact Partners, Shine Global and Warrior Poets.

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The film’s theme song is written and sung by Sia. News about the animation rights was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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