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'Chronicles of Narnia' Director to Adapt 'Beasts of Burden' Comic Book

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June 14, 2011
Source: Heat Vision

Beasts of Burden

The filmmaker has already brought books to life in the form of film  adaptations of Shrek and the first two installments of The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, but now director Andrew Adamson is taking a comic book to the big screen. Heat Vision reports the filmmaker is set to produce an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic Beasts of Burden, a series set in the community of Burden Hill where a series of supernatural events occur, causing a gang of dogs (and one cat) to team up in order to keep their owners and the town’s residents safe. Basically it's like Homeward Bound, or any animal centric film, but with a horror twist.

The characters of the series first appeared in The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, Witchcraft, the Dead and Monsters a short story by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. The film will be a computer animated feature and marks Adamson's first film in the medium outside of the Shrek franchise. Considering how great the first Shrek film turned out to be, hopefully Adamson can round up the right talent to make Beasts of Burden work for kids and adults alike. As long as it doesn't turn out like the Scooby-Doo film adaptations, and lines up a strong voice cast, I'd be willing to check this out. How about you?

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  • Harm
    I have to admit I'm really tired of cartoons/cgi movies using known actos instead of voice actors.  Many of the greatest cartoon films of all time used traditional voice actors and admittedly I miss those days.  I this could be a great story.  Lets see it without wasting budget hiring david spade & george lopez. 

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