“Beasts of Burden” Is Coming To The Big Screen

Yes. Balls are touching.

Beasts of Burden started out as an Eisner-winning short story “Stray” in The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings. The story can be read for free here.  Then writer Evan Dorkin and illustrator Jill Thompson turned it into a great series, even pairing up with Mike Mignola to do a Hellboy oneshot.  Is that Hellboy holding a pug to the right?  Yes.  Yes it is.  ALL ARGUMENTS INVALID.

Now Andrew Adamson (director of Chronicles of Narnia and Shrek) will be producing a CG-animated feature film based on the paranormal-event-investigating dogs (and one cat) of Burden Hill.

Strange Weather Productions’ Aron Warner and Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson will co-produce, with Jeff Fierson and Keith Goldberg serving as executive producers, respectively. Reel FX (all three Open Season movies) are slated to bring the BoB characters to CGI life when and if the time comes. [ComicsAlliance]

It’s too early to say if this will really get made, but let’s just pretend like everything’s okay even while mom is setting a bathtub full of clothes on fire and dad is blackout drunk again.  That’s always worked all right in the past.  Perhaps I’ve said too much.  Anyway, there will be all-new Beasts of Burden adventures to read about in the upcoming Dark Horse Presents numbers 4, 6, and 8.  There will be.  There will.