Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Beasts of Burden to be adapted into an animated film

So Beasts of Burden by Ewan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, one of my favourite comic books of last year, is to be made into an animated film. Andrew Adamson, who produced Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia, will be adapting it. It's a funny one, becuase in my opinion, the book is definitley not for children- amongst other things, it features the drowning of kittens, animal mutiliations, possessions, and the burying alive of a dog (see picture below). It's a fantastic comic- harrowing, moving and humorous, but I don't see how they can adapt stories which have such obviously dark themes into a film which I assume will be aimed at kids. If you haven't read it yet though, you should go buy it now, as well as the excellent Hellboy team-up one-shot.

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