The Hollywood Reporter says that Warner Bros. has acquired and will develop Nubs, a feel-good story of a dog and a U.S. Marine based on a publishing sensation.
The project will reunite the studio with Justin Zackham, the writer of hit film The Bucket List two years ago. Zackham will pen and produce the canine tale.
Nubs tells the story of a stray dog that Maj. Brian Dennis rescued while on a tour of duty on the front lines in Iraq. After nursing the dog back to health and caring for it as his own, he arranged to have him shipped back to the U.S. and was reunited with the dog when his tour ended.