Eisner award winning, and one of my personal favorite, comic book series Beasts of Burden is making its way to the big screen care of Andrew Adamson, director of The Chronicles of Narnia and Shrek.
The comic, created by writer Evan Dorkin and artist Jill Thompson, is a compelling story based around a group of dogs and one cat protecting their neighborhood from evil forces. The book does an incredible job of exploring each one of the characters and the relationships between them while also showing the importance of bravery and friendship. It can be funny, exciting, heartwarming, and heartbreaking. I’ll be ecstatic if the movie can give me one-fourth of the enjoyment that the book did.
The upcoming feature will be presented as a CGI-animated film and is being produced with Adamson’s Strange Weather Films partner Aaron Warner, and Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment. The film will be executively produced by Dark Horse Entertainment’s Keith Goldberg, while the co-producer will be Strange Weather’s Jeff Fierson. Also, Reel FX’s Jared Mass will be supervising Beast of Burden‘s production.
And if you want to hear my and my fellow hosts of Comics of Doom’s thoughts on the book, well all you have to do is click here.