Andrew Adamson to Produce Comic Book Adaptation of Beasts of Burden
06.14.11 by Ryan
Yet another comic book is being transformed into a movie, only this time, it doesn't feature any superheroes.
THR reports that director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Shrek 2, the first two Chronicles of Narnia movies) is developing an adaptation of the 2009 Dark Horse Comic mini-series Beasts of Burden by writer Evan Dorkin and artist Jill Thompson. Adamson will produce the adaptation, which will be a CG-animated feature adaptation made by effects company Reel FX. No word on who will write the screenplay or direct the movie.
Beasts of Burden follows a group of dogs (and one cat) that join forces when some supernatural occurrences threaten the residents of the town of Burden Hill. The synopsis from the collected edition's listing on Amazon is below.
Burden Hill looks at first glance to be the epitome of the idyllic suburb, but unbeknownst to its human populace the place is rife with all manner of supernatural menaces, both great and small. Werewolves, hauntings, black magic covens, and less easily defined things that go bump in the night wreak havoc just under the radar of man's perception, but do not go unnoticed by the unlikeliest occult protectors of all: a group of household pets comprising several dogs and a stray cat. These four-footed paranormal investigators, occasionally aided by "wise dogs" trained in the arcane arts, take on all comers with devotion and diligence.