Everyone’s favorite comic strip is now being made into a live-action movie. That’s right, Marmaduke hits theaters June 4, 2010, and it promises to be the Hollywood event of the summer. Not since Transformers 2 has a film been more hotly anticipated.
For the toddlers out there who have never heard of him, Marmaduke is a Great Dane who lives with his owners, the Winslow family. Because of his immense size, he always manages to cause trouble, both at home and in the neighborhood. The strip has been running daily for the past 55 years. 55! This leads to one of the following explanations:
- A) Brad Anderson uses the same rejuvenation techniques as Mr. Burns.
- B) Marmaduke is actually ghost-written and drawn by John Grisham, Inc.
- C) Marmaduke was created by ENIAC, the world’s first supercomputer*
Whatever his origins, the news of Marmaduke’s silver screen treatment is making me giddy. Owen Wilson voices Marmaduke, with supporting roles played by William H. Macy, Steve Coogan, Fergie, Damon Wayans, and Michael Jackson in his last performance before his death.
Fans of the OC will especially enjoy the trailer:
The Chaos Factory will be bringing you regular updates all the way to the June 4 release of Marmaduke.
*The answer is C
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