DreamWorks developing animated superhero movie Dog Man

THR is reporting that DreamWorks Animation is growing a characteristic adaptation of the vastly well-liked kids’s superhero graphic novel sequence Canine Man from Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants.

Based on the commerce, former Animaniacs and Pinky and the Mind author Peter Hastings is ready to direct the film, which follows “the madcap adventures of Canine Man, a lovable canine superhero, and his pals Li’l Petey, a curious kitten who embodies love, optimism and hope, and 80-HD, a robotic who expresses himself finest via his artwork.”

“As his readers all around the world know, Dav Pilkey is really one of the crucial artistic and gifted storytellers of his era,” stated DreamWorks’ Kristin Lowe. “And Peter Hastings is simply the best particular person to deliver this iconic character to the massive display and the legions of followers who’re all eagerly awaiting the variation.”

“That is my second undertaking based mostly on Dav Pilkey’s books and I’m very excited to take his humorous, intelligent, emotional and in the end inspirational Canine Man and make it transfer!” stated Hastings, who beforehand produced the animated sequence The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants – a by-product from DreamWorks’ Captain Underpants film. “Not simply by telling the story, however by absorbing and constructing on his nice sensibility, bringing it to the display with deep respect to his gazillion followers — ’trigger I’m certainly one of them.”

Pilkey’s Canine Man sequence has been insanely profitable since its launch in 2016, with all 9 books thus far opening at primary within the charts and reaching mixed gross sales of virtually 40 million.



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