DreamWorks has gone barking mad for the script to – wait for it – Doggy Day Care.
Written by Laurie Craig, the movie will be set in a day care for – yes! – dogs, and will show what the lovable mutts get up to when humans aren’t around to watch them. So, essentially, it’s Chewy Toy Story, with the hounds – presumably voiced by human actors – getting up to all sorts of allegedly hilarious activities. To which we shall say just one thing: does nobody remember the horror of Beverly Hills Chihuahua? Dear Lord, that film almost brought the world to the brink of war. Do we really want to risk tumbling over the precipice once more?
Craig, it must be said, has form when it comes to this sort of thing – she wrote the talking parrot movie, Paulie, in 1998. She wrote the story of Doggy Day Care with two friends, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Julie Goldstein. That’s right – it took three people to come up with an idea called Doggy Day Care. The human race, as we know it, may be doomed.
Goldsmith-Thomas and Goldstein, who last produced Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, will produce the movie for DreamWorks. No director is yet attached, but don’t let that get your hopes up – we’ve got a feeling that this thing is unstoppable.