Touching Story of Man & His Dog Nubs Heading to Theaters

November 20, 2009

Nubs: A Marine, a Mutt and a Miracle

If Marley & Me proved anything (other than some people are just mean-spirited), it's that audiences still love man's best friend on the big screen, no matter how heart-wrenching the story. Now Warner Bros is banking on a feel-good dog story as THR reports they have picked up the rights to Nubs, for writer Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) to tell the story of a stray dog that Major Brian Dennis rescued while on a tour of duty on the front lines in Iraq. After nursing the dog back to health and caring for it as his own, he had him shipped back to the US to be reunited with the dog when his tour ended. Truly heart-warming, indeed.

Along with Dennis' life rights, the story as chronicled in the children's book Nubs: A Marine, a Mutt and a Miracle, was purchased after making the rounds on talk shows like "Today," "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Despite being a feel-good film, apparently it still has elements in common with Marley & Me with a focus on complicated relationships between humans - and complicated relationships between humans and their dogs. As Zackham says, "It's a story that parents can take their kids to but that adults can also go to and appreciate. It's one of those movies that everyone can take something from." Hopefully I won't want to take back my admission price like I did after I saw The Bucket List. Zing!

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I saw this guy and his dog on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien like two weeks ago. I figured they'd make a movie out of it sooner or later.

Syphous on Nov 20, 2009


aww cute he has no ear's awww! Sure I like "dags". So yeah I'll see it.

xerxex on Nov 20, 2009


IMHO, Marley & Me was a terrible movie.

S on Nov 20, 2009


You had me right up until "for writer Justin Zackham (The Bucket List)". And yes, "Marley & Me" was a truly awful film.

Film Fan on Nov 20, 2009


#3 and #4 YOU ARE NOT DOG LOVERS!!!!!!!! just kidding, movie wasn't that bad.

xerxex on Nov 20, 2009


Actually, I'm a dog fanatic. And I know you were kidding. But seriously, I have three dogs at the moment. And they are my my pet preference. But "Marley" was o.k. at best as a book. The movie was excruciating.

Film Fan on Nov 20, 2009


did you cry when the dog died? I was nigara falls man! and I love dogs!

Xerxex on Nov 20, 2009


This year theres been a few dogs here in Australia that have been mutilated and had their ears hacked off, I just can't fathom why someone would do that.

d1rEct on Nov 20, 2009

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