First Look Photos from Fox's Live-Action Marmaduke Movie
I know, with Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel coming out next week, you're probably don't want to hear or see anything about another annoying talking animal movie. But this one looks fun! Following the success of Marley & Me, Fox decided to adapt the newspaper comic strip Marmaduke into a live-action feature film starring Lee Pace, William H. Macy, Judy Greer, Ron Perlman, and Owen Wilson as the voice of Marmaduke. Found in the "Paw Print Post" section of the USA Today is an article about the movie and the Great Dane who "plays" him in the movie named George along with these first few photos. Take a look!
In addition to these photos below, USA Today also posted a new video showing some behind-the-scenes of Marmaduke, including shooting scenes with greenscreen and working with the dog trainer. Watch it here!
"We've approached the movie like a John Hughes movie with dogs," director Tom Dey (Shanghai Noon, Failure to Launch) says. "The dog park is like high school for dogs. To make this kind of movie, you really have to understand that it is the dog's world and we just live in it." The story in Marmaduke will be told from the viewpoint of the dog - like Scooby Doo, but hopefully not as bad. "Marmaduke is a teenager, and he's trying to find his way in the world," Dey explains. "It's a boy-meets-girl story, a coming-of-age and cautionary tale." I'm not sure if that'll work well in a movie about a talking dog, but I guess we'll find out.
It might be because I love dogs or that I've read the Marmaduke comic, but I'm actually looking forward to seeing a trailer for this. It could be good? Fox is bringing Marmaduke to theaters on June 4th next year.