Reel FX production studios has announced that Shane Acker will be following up his Oscar nominated animation debut 9,with a currently untitled feature animated film based on the comic book series Beasts of Burden.
According to Reel FX’s press release:
The project is an animated adventure about the baffling behavior (tail chasing, barking at “nothing” at all) of our favorite four-legged friends. In the charming town of Burden Hill, there might be more to these animal antics than meets the eye. The town is inhabited by the supernatural, and when its paranormal activity becomes even more abnormal than usual, it’s up to a group of fearless canines called the Watch Dogs to protect its citizens – and humanity – from the mysterious things that go “bump” in the night.
Though the film is still in early development, it is certainly one to keep an eye out for as this small studio has begun to gain traction. And by traction, we mean attraction. Reel FX has also been working with Guillermo del Toro (producer) and Jorge Gutierrez (director), on a Day of the Dead themed animated film titled The Book of Life, as well as a film called Turkeys which will star Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson to be released in 2014.
Acker’s current projects include Thomas the Tank Engine, and Deep the latter which is a WWIII post apocalyptic animated film.