Paramount Plans “Clifford The Big Red Dog” Film

Paramount Pictures has picked up the film rights to the beloved children’s book series “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and is developing it as a live-action/CG hybrid feature (ala “The Smurfs,” “Garfield”).

Justin Malen, who penned the upcoming “Baywatch” film, will adapt the script from the 75-book strong series created by Norman Bridwell in 1963. The story follows the 25-foot-tall canine and his owner, the young Emily Elizabeth, and their misadventures together.

The books were previously adapted into a video series in the 1980s, two television series, and a 2004 animated film. David Bowers (“Astro Boy”) was attached to helm this film when it was previously setup at Universal Pictures.

Source: Deadline