Beasts Of Burden Movie Nabs 9 Director Shane Acker

Shane Acker is still probably best loved for his short animated film 9, despite him later adapting it into a full-length feature.

Now he’s going to get another, delayed, run at impressing with something full length, as Reel FX have roped him in to direct their animated feature film of Beasts of Burden, the Dark Horse comic about cats and dogs caught up in supernatural mysteries.

I rather like the comic by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. I sure hope Darren Lemke‘s screenplay does it justice.

Andrew Adamson was previously attached to direct, and will keep a producer’s credit. I do think Acker is an upgrade. I’m very keen to see what look they go for here – and how much they play to the “ghost story” side of the original.

Reel FX already have two other animated features on the way. There’s Book of Life, a day of the dead story that’s being produced by Guillermo Del Toro; and Turkeys, which seems to be a time travel comedy with, obviously enough, turkeys. That one is set for release ahead of Thanksgiving 2014, and you might imagine the day of the dead film will roll out somewhere around the day of the dead.

Cover Story: Star Wars, Secret Wars, Tank Girl, Ant-Man, Groot And Carpe Noctem

Logo-Konami-2012

Konami Says That It's Not Giving Up On Consoles In Explanation For Turbulant Few Months

All-New All-Different Marvel Previews Hit Stores In July

KAIJUMAX-Cover-600x461

Prints Charming - Giant Days, Star Wars, Secret Wars, Kaijumax, Battleworld And Rick & Morty

image

So... Is Donna Troy In Wonder Woman's Armour, Coming To DC You?

Free On Bleeding Cool - Super Zombies #1 By Marc Guggenheim, Vince Gonzalez And Mel Rubi

Jesse Eisenberg Shows Off Bourne-Level Fighting In the Action-Comedy American Ultra

When It’s Halo Vs. Call of Duty, We All Win

IMG_2243

Denver Comic Con '15: And Still More! 31 Cosplay Shots From The Con

SoS_2_Process_Art-2

The Process Art Of Swords Of Sorrow #2 By Sergio Davila