“Burden” is set in a community called 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.
Oscar-nominated Shane Acker (9; pictured) will direct Reel FX’s currently untitled CG animation, based on the Dark Horse Comics series by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, Deadline reports.
Darren Lemke (Turbo, Shrek Forever After) is adapting the “Beasts Of Burden” project, about a team of fearless four-legged “Watch Dogs” who investigate parananormal activities in the neighborhood of Burden Hill and defend their humans from the supernatural.
Reel FX President of Animation Aron Warner will produce alongside Mike Richardson for Dark Horse Entertainment and Andrew Adamson for Strange Weather. The Dallas- and Santa Monica-based Reel FX is also at work on the Guillermo del Toro-produced Day of the Dead-themed Book Of Life, to be released October 10, 2014 by Fox Animation, and the Jimmy Hayward-directed Turkeys, in theaters November 14, 2014 via Relativity Media.
At the end of 2011 it might be fair to say that there isn’t any other publisher who will have done more to put themselves ahead of the game and take themselves to the next level than Dark Horse Comics. The publisher has made great strides these past few months, and we are now only halfway through the year. With a rejuvenated relationship with superstar Joss Whedon (“BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER”, “ANGEL”), the return of “CRIMINAL MACABRE” and “THE GOON”, and a new movie deal for Evan Dorkin’s “BEASTS OF BURDEN”, things couldn’t be much better for the company. Another of those bright spots has been the new and improved “DARK HORSE PRESENTS” monthly, and beyond the break you can check out a 3 page preview of the series’ fourth ish before it hits stands in September. Read on for the skinny…
Jack the Giant Killer writer Darren Lempke has been tapped to pen Beasts of Burden, Reel FX and Andrew Adamson’s adaptation of the Dark Horse comic, reports Heat Vision.
Eisner-winning Burden, created by Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) is “set in a community called 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.”
The pic is intended to be a CG-animated feature adaptation.
Dark Horse comic Beasts of Burden is heading to the big-screen with Shrek and Chronicles of Narnia director Andrew Adamson leading the charge, reports Heat Vision.
Adamson is producing what is intended to be a CG-animated feature adaptation with his Strange Weather Films partner Aron Warner along with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment.
“ ‘Burden’ is set in a community called 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.”
Evan Dorkin (“Milk & Cheese”) and Jill Thompson (“Scary Godmother”) created the characters, which first appeared in “The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, Witchcraft, the Dead and Monsters,” and earned the duo Eisner Awards for best short story and best painter.
Dark Horse is teeing up RIPD, to star Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, at Universal, where it is also developing big-screen adaptations of Emily the Strange and Umbrella Academy.
Most horror fans will probably look at “BEASTS OF BURDEN” and scoff, writing it off as some sort of half-hearted joke and not even making an attempt at giving the series a look after they see the cute little fuzzy animals that adorn the books’ cover. That is why I have chosen to show you all a picture of the little mutts missing half their skin. How’s that for forcing your hands? With that being said, today series publisher Dark Horse Comics announced plans to release an all new story based in the little town of Burden Hill, which will be available in September with the fourth issue of “DARK HORSE PRESENTS”. This announcement coincides with the publisher announcing last week that Steve Niles’ “CRIMINAL MACABRE” would also be featured within the newly relaunched monthlies’ fourth ish. Inside you can check out all the details on the series and read the official press release. Read on for the skinny…
I think I’m not the only one who might have some free time the next couple of days because of the upcoming holiday. Well to kill boredom, why don’t you pick up some new comics to combat family and tradition! Check out certified awesome titles like: Crossed, Chew and Beasts of Burden! What are you getting this week?
There are barely any comics coming out this week, it makes sense since most people are in transit right now to see loved ones instead of spending time in a comic shop. Well if you’re a brave soul or a loner this week, there are a coople titles you might want to look out for. You have not read it yet, CHEW from image comics is very interesting. It’s first story arc comes out as a trade paperback today. Also look for the new Creepy and Beasts of Burden! Full list after the break…
New week means new comic releases and here’s some highlights: Dark Horses’ Beast Of Burden #2 and IDW’s Last Resort #3. Both of these series are kinda different in the horror genre but I find suprisingly refreshing. Beasts of Burden follows a group of dogs and the haunted undead hijinx they get in. Last Resort can best be described as a 70′s action/horror movie complete with boobs and blood…not too mention great covers by Darywn Cooke. Full list after the break…