The beloved comic strip character Garfield is heading back to the big screen, with The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little helmer Mark Dindal signing on to direct a CG-animated feature film for Alcon Entertainment.
Jim Davis, creator of the lasagne-loving cantankerous cat, is set to serve as executive producer on the project, which was first announced back in 2016. John Cohen (Despicable Me) and Steven P. Wegner (Dolphin Tale 2) are producing the film alongside Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove of Alcon.
Garfield debuted in 1978, becoming the most widely-syndicated comic strip of all time. He was voiced by Bill Murray in two live-action/CG-hybrid films, – 2004’s Garfield: The Movie and 2006’s Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties – which grossed over $340 million between them at the worldwide box office.
via Flickering Myth