Counting off from the last sequel, it only took the Garfield franchise 3 years to become a fucking joke*. Nobody learns any lessons in Hollywood though, and now Owen Wilson will have an animal-protagonist franchise of his own to regret in a few years.
Fox will be putting a live-action/CGI mix (are there any good movies born of that formula? If so I can’t remember since my head is filled with Scooby-Do’s and chipmunks.. ) version of Marma-hateit-duke into the works, and Wilson will be “voicing” the comic-strip canine.
Choke on the wacky, you asshole.
Here’s the synopsis as THR has it:
“…Marmaduke navigate[s] a volatile Mutts vs. Pedigrees turf war, woo[s] the purebred of his dreams and overcome[s] a fall from grace.
Judy Greer, Lee Pace and William H. Macy play the humans, while Fergie, Emma Stone, George Lopez, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Steve Coogan, Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans supply the voices….”
I’m already looking for a way to toss this one into the pound and run out the mercy clock.
Obviously there’s a Beverly Hills Chihuahua thing going on here, but there is also mention of a strong Marley & Me influence- which just makes me not want to write this article anymore.
You can become a shittier person in June of 2010.
* Didn’t you see Zombieland, ya lump?