The Hollywood Reporter says that 20th Century Fox has signed director Tom Dey to develop a big screen adaptation of Marmaduke.
Brad Anderson created the decades-running newspaper comic strip, about a mischievous Great Dane who lives with the Winslow family, in 1954. The big dog then appeared in several animated episodes of “Heathcliff” and “Garfield and Friends.”
The trade added that the studio declined comment on any specifics for the feature because the project is in the early stages of development.
It hasn’t been decided whether Marmaduke will be live-action, animated or a mutt.