Content Film will launch worldwide sales on the Croisette of Vertigo Films’ previously announced talking-dog live-action adaptation based on the winner of TV show Britain’s Got Talent in May 2012.
Nick Moore will direct the family film from a screenplay by Paul Rose. Vertigo Films’ Rupert Preston, Allan Niblo and James Richardson are producing with co-producer Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.
Vertigo Films has set a UK wide theatrical release for the December holiday season. Pudsey: The Movie tells of a city dog who relocates to the countryside with his new loving family and meets new characters and embarks on an adventure.
“We are thrilled to be working with Vertigo Films and Syco Entertainment to bring Britain’s Got Talent’s Pudsey to the big screen,” said Content Film president Jamie Carmichael. “And we’re really looking forward to making Pudsey the most famous dog in the world.”
“Pudsey is absolutely irresistible – and draws you in immediately,” said Preston. “This is a heartwarming story, which audiences will flock to and we are hugely excited to release the film wide in the UK.”
Pudsey and his trainer Ashleigh Butler were the first dog trick act to win the UK talent show and have gone on to star in shows such as Top Dog Model for ITV2 and Who Let The Dogs Out And About for CBBC.
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