Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired screen rights to Ivan Clarke’s limited-edition painting book “The Lonely Dog” reports Variety.
Clarke hatched the project when he left his dog alone, caught the look on the pooch’s face and painted a fully clothed character with a lonely look on its mug.
Clarke and Weta Workshop’s Oscar winning VFX head Richard Taylor hatched a mythology for the character that became Lonely Dog. Only ninety of the oversized books were published, selling for as much as $6,000 each.
The studio plans to turn the dog tale into a CG animated film that Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster will produce.