Not content to sit back and let fellow Sunday funnies star Heathcliff get all the attention, 20th Century Fox and Walden Media’s adaptation of The Family Circus is taking a big step forward. Nichole Millard and Kathryn Price have just been hired to write the comic strip-inspired movie, which has been in development since 2010. More after the jump.

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You didn’t think Marmaduke would get all the glory, did you?

That’s right: the most widely syndicated cartoon panel in the world is about to make its live-action big screen debut. Moreover, it’s being envisioned as a franchise. 20th Century Fox and Walden Media got the rights to Bil Keane’s comic, which was introduced in the ’60s and has since been released in compilations that have sold over thirteen million copies worldwide. Read More »