CG Animated BEASTS OF BURDEN Adaptation Gets '9' Director


Reel FX has signed Oscar-Nominated director Shane Acker (9) to direct an CG animated feature adaptation of Dark Horse’s Beast of Burden, by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, Variety and Deadline both reported Wednesday.

Reel FX President of Animation Aron Walker will produce along with DHC Publisher Mike Richardson. Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After) is writing the screenplay.

“Beasts of Burden is a fun-filled adventure story that features a heroic group of dogs-and one cat-who are set with the task of keeping the residents of Burden Hill safe from supernatural occurrences.,” reads Dark Horse’s description of the hardcover collection. “Early experiences with the paranormal have set up Pugs, Red, Whitey, Ace, and the Orphan to become members of the Wise Dog Society, official animal agents to aid those with odd concerns. Following a slew of magical frogs, encountering hostile ghosts, setting off to rescue an old friend from a sewer filled with some very large rats, and discovering buried secrets in the local cemetery are all in a day's work for this new team of unlikely heroes.”


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