CATEGORIES Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Deals, New Releases, Distribution, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalStraight from the Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot file comes this exclusive from Heat Vision -- Chris Wedge and his WedgeWorks company have secured the rights to make a film adaptation of Kirsten Bakis' Lives of the Monster Dogs.
If you don't know what Lives of the Monster Dogs is about, you're probably wondering what's so strange about this story. Allow me to clarify. Monster Dogs is a Frankenstein-esque tale about a group of dog soldiers created by mad Prussian scientists -- who happen to be hiding out in Canada. The dogs revolt against their creators, start walking around on their hind legs and talking through voice-box devices, and then turn up in modern day NYC ... in 19th century garb. Yeah, how weird is this?
The film is told through the eyes of a college student who chronicles the dog's tragic lives as they slowly revert back to their animal form. Sounds uplifting ...
Wedge, director of Ice Age, is hoping the film will be his live-action feature debut. Adam Kline will adapt the novel, which Wedge read back in 1998 and always wanted to make into a feature. Naturally, this will be an effects-laden project (it's hard to find walking, talking dogs apparently), but I'll admit I'm intrigued by the idea of seeing this on a big screen. It's so weird it could either be brilliant or a total disaster.
No word as of yet when filming might commence. Kline just finished a rewrite on Artemis Fowl and Wedge is hard at work on The Legend of the Leaf Men, a film based on the kid's novel The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.
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