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Shrek Director Making A Movie Out Of The Dark Horse's Beasts Of Burden

How come your pets aren't this useful?

How come your pets aren't this useful?

Maybe it’s because I dig that Rolling Stones song but, for whatever reason, the throwaway line where Shrek says, “Begone, you beast of burden!” to Donkey stuck with me. Call it that the most tenuous of connections, but it’s still the first thought I had while reading this news from THR that Andrew Adamson, the director of the first two SHREK flicks, will be making a big screen version of BEASTS OF BURDEN. You maniacs will recall that the comic, by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, is about a gang of house pets (five dogs and one cat) who investigate paranormal phenomena in the town of Burden Hill. The series actually has a gently surrealistic bent as it’s told through the perspective of the pets’ own sub-culture - - I do recommend seeking this Eisner winner out.

While HELLBOY, SIN CITY and THE MASK are well-established hits, this CG toon feature is part of a recent surge of Dark Horse titles coming to screen that includes R.I.P.D., EMILY THE STRANGE and THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. I’ve always thought that the Martha Washington stories would make for easy adaptations, but are there any other DH titles you maniacs would want to see make the page-to-projector leap?

Posted by StarKiller809

That's cool. I have never really hear of that but it sounds cool.
Posted by nomadicxnightmare


Posted by turoksonofstone

Really??? This I will see. Good call shrek director

Posted by longbowhunter

I've always been interested to read this comic. Needs more cats though. Lets get Mouse Guard on the big screen.
Posted by Trodorne

YES! That was a good Hellboy story.

Posted by Band Lone

Hey it's Pakkun! :D 

Posted by maxicere

I want to see!!

Posted by doordoor123

Projectile vomit.

Posted by xscarletkittie

Awesome! I wonder what story they will go with. Hopefully not the 2nd issue of the mini (I doubt it since this will likely be family-friendly) because that was just heart-wrenching.

Posted by turoksonofstone

The Book of.... stories are great.

Posted by Caligula

love it.

Posted by Phobiusapollo

I'm no Shrek expert, but I believe the line is something to the effect of:

"Begone you irritating, miniature Beast of Burden!"

Just thought I'd help out there.
Posted by IrishX

The Hellboy/Beasts of Burden comic was good and I could see this being a very good movie.

Posted by SpidermanWins

Looks like something I would want to see and the story seems interesting. Never heard of it but it sounds cool.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus
@longbowhunter said:
I've always been interested to read this comic. Needs more cats though. Lets get Mouse Guard on the big screen.
Posted by Silkcuts
@Caligula said:
love it.
Posted by Doctor!!!!!

My pets suck.... and one of them is dead... Rest in Peace Devendra.
Posted by NightFang
@nomadicxnightmare said:
Posted by nick7913

I remember the solicit for this. It seemed really interesting but I had already exceeded my budget and couldn't get it. Maybe I'll catch it on the big screen now.