BenjiBenji, the canine star of an Academy Award-nominated film, will be brought back to life in a reboot tailored to young consumers moviegoers, according to Variety. The dream is to find a suitable stray through a rescue organization, thus plucking a lucky young dog out of a pound and making him (or her) a star.

Brandon Camp, son of 'Benji' filmmaker Joe Camp Jr., will write, direct and produce. While he feels that the time is right for a reboot from "a business point of view," he insists that he's most interested in bringing the story of a heartfelt "underdog" (his word, not ours) to the big screen. Flying in the face of (recent) conventional wisdom that has seen dogs most often portrayed by computers ('Bolt') or a combination of animal, computer graphics, and human voices ('Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore'), the upcoming 'Benji' picture will be live-action. Can a movie about the "emotional journey" of a dog possibly work in today's movie marketplace?
Benji Movie Poster
In Theaters on 1974

Stray dog Benji doesn't need an owner, preferring to roam freely all over his friendly Texas town. He... Read More

tags Benji
categories Movies, Cinematical