Thursday, September 19, 2013
Unveiled by Bleeding Cool earlier today, it looks like DreamWorks is moving forward with their planned loose adaptation of Berkley Breathed's Flawed Dogs novels...
They've also named the director... None other than Noah Baumbach!
Who is that you might ask? Well Noah Baumbach is not only a well-respected live action director (The Squid and the Whale), but he's worked in animation as well. Baumbach co-wrote Wes Anderson's wonderful Fantastic Mr. Fox and also co-wrote DreamWorks' Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. I felt that the third entry was not only better than its entertaining-but-problematic predecessors, but also just a well-made, good film overall and another winner for DreamWorks.
He's said to be secretly working on this project, but when will we get it? Well considering that the 2013-2016 schedule is already determined, the earliest that we'll see this film is in 2017. Other DreamWorks candidates for a 2017 release include The Croods' announced sequel and the shelved Me and My Shadow. If anything, I can see this happening...
March 10, 2017: The Croods 2
June 16, 2017: Flawed Dogs
November 3, 2017: Me and My Shadow
But DreamWorks' schedule is never absolute, as the last couple of years have proven. Watch it shuffle time and time again later this year, next year and beyond that. Otherwise, I'm glad that they picked Baumbach to direct this film. My excitement shot up a bit. What do you think?