ContentFilm International has acquired worldwide rights to the live-action, CGI heavy, The Dog Squad: 3D, to be directed by Les Mayfield (Flubber, Blue Streak, Miracle on 34th Street, Encino Man). Steve Carpenter wrote the script for the film, which starts filming in late summer in Canada.
The film stars an overweight and lazy Bulldog (Donut), a disgraced former Police Dog (Clint), a sassy Lady Mutt (Samantha), an overly timid Guide-Dog (Bert) and a shamelessly womanizing Chihuahua (Hector) in a hilarious and outrageously entertaining live-action adventure that's fun for all the family.
The movie is ContentFilm's first 3D production and will be launched at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
The film is produced by Rick Benattar (Ironclad, Shoot 'Em Up).
Director Les Mayfield said, "Three of my five best friends are dogs; they always laugh at my jokes! I've found that dogs often have more humanity than most humans!"
Producer Rick Benattar said, "Les is a great filmmaker with a real eye for comedy. This is a true family film, one everyone can take the kids to and after all - who doesn't love dogs in 3D!!"
CFI's President Carmichael said, "'The Dog Squad: 3D' has just got something extra special about it. We've put together a studio level production at an independent price and its super high concept. It's a wonderfully strong idea that is really capturing everyone's imagination. We're very excited to be working with Les and Rick."