CG-animated Beasts of Burden hauled into theaters

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Beasts of Burden

Beasts of Burden

Shrek” and “Chron­i­cles of Nar­nia” direc­tor Andrew Adam­son is lead­ing the team that will adapt Dark Horse Comics’ Beasts of Bur­den onto the big screen.

Adam­son is pro­duc­ing the planned CG-animated adap­ta­tion with his Strange Weather Films part­ner Aron Warner and Mike Richard­son of Dark Horse Enter­tain­ment. Adam­son and Warner pro­duced and directed sev­eral entries in Dream­Works’ suc­cess­ful Shrek fran­chise films before get­ting involved in movie ver­sions of The Chron­i­cles of Nar­nia.

Real FX is pro­duc­ing Beasts of Bur­den. Run by for­mer Indus­trial Light and Magic senior exec­u­tive Ed Jones and for­mer Walden Media CEO Cary Granat, the com­pany spe­cial­izes in CG and live-action hybrid projects.

Beasts of Bur­den is set in Bur­den Hill, a com­mu­nity where sev­eral super­nat­ural events occur, caus­ing a gang of dogs (along with a cat) to team up for the safety of their own­ers and the town’s residents.

The char­ac­ters first appeared in The Dark Horse Book of Haunt­ings, Witch­craft, the Dead and Mon­sters. Cre­ated by Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thomp­son (Scary God­mother), they earned the pair Eis­ner Awards for best short story and best painter.

Keith Gold­berg of Dark Horse Enter­tain­ment is the exec­u­tive pro­ducer; Strange Weather’s Jeff Fier­son is the co-producer. Jared Mass, head of fea­ture devel­op­ment at Reel FX, will super­vise the project for the studio.

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