Chris Wedge Barks At “Monster Dogs”

Animation filmmaker Chris Wedge (“Ice Age,” “Robots”) is looking likely to make his live-action directorial debut on a film adaptation of the Kirsten Bakis novel “Lives of the Monster Dogs” says Heat Vision.

The story is set in a remote Canadian village populated by hyper-intelligent dogs genetically engineered by mad Prussian scientists.

Revolting against their masters, these talkative and bipedal dogs turn up in modern New York where a student chronicles their glamorous lives. The story takes a kind of tragic twist as the creatures revert to their animal states for longer and longer periods.

Adam Kline (“Artemis Fowl”) will write the screenplay and Wedge will produce through his WedgeWorks company which will then approach 20th Century Fox with it. Wedge is currently in production on an adaptation of William Joyce children’s novel “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs”.