Where has Shane Acker been since his CG fantasy 9 hit theaters in 2009? Mostly, it seems that he’s been doing pre-vis work at the company Third Floor as he develops other projects. One of those projects is a post-WWIII apocalypse adventure called Deep, with Valve Software involved, and there’s a possible Thomas the Tank Engine movie, too. Now he’s got a new animated feature on his list.

The project is Beasts of Burden, based on the Dark Horse Comics series written by Evan Dorkin and drawn by Jill Thompson. This one has been in development for a couple years, and Darren Lemke (Turbo, Shrek Forever After) is scripting. Reel FX is producing the CG-animated film that features a team of dogs (and one cat) dealing with supernatural occurences in a small town. Read More »

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The old indie comic nerd in me is pretty happy to see an Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson book being optioned and developed for a feature film. The source material is Beasts of Burden, and the plan is for Reel FX, a company  started by ex-ILM and Walden Media execs, to produce a CGI animated film, with Andrew Adamson producing. Read More »

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