Principal photography is due to start in late summer 2010 in Canada.
On the eve of Cannes, ContentFilm International has snapped up worldwide rights to the live-action, CGI-heavy, The Dog Squad: 3D, to be directed by Les Mayfield (Flubber, Blue Streak, Miracle on 34th Street.)
The script for the new film has been written by Steve Carpenter. Voice-over and cast will be announced in the coming weeks. Principal photography is due to start in late summer 2010 in Canada.
The film’s main characters include a bone-idle Bulldog (Donut), a disgraced former Police Dog (Clint), a sassy Lady Mutt (Samantha), an overly timid guidedog (Bert) and a shamelessly womanizing Chihuahua (Hector) in live-action adventure billed as fun for the whole family.
The Dog Squad represents ContentFilm’s first foray into 3D production and will be launched in Cannes Market this week to buyers. The film is produced by Rick Benattar.
“Les is a great filmmaker with a real eye for comedy. This is a true family film, one everyone can take the kids to and after all - who doesn’t love dogs in 3D!!,” Benattar said of the project.