Animal Farm turned into musical
Playwright Lee Hall, who collaborated with Sir Elton John on the Tony award-winning Billy Elliot musical, hopes to work the same magic on the classic book Animal Farm.
Hall said he plans to write a batch of lyrics before presenting them to Sir Elton.
The idea is understood to be in its very early stages, with discussions taking place about the possibility of a show based on George Orwell's dark allegorical tale.
"I'm deep into it, writing songs for pigs and other four-legged friends," Hall told the Daily Mail.
He added: "Having worked with him on Billy Elliot, I know that Elton likes to have the lyrics done and have them in front of him so I'll work on a batch before I give him anything to look at."
Hall, who is said to have been dealing with rights issues surrounding the idea, said the project could take a couple of years before being "ready to go".