Paramount Pictures to Create a Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie

By Maryann Yin Comment

Clifford 200Paramount Pictures announced plans to create the Clifford the Big Red Dog live-action/CG hybrid movie. The story will be based on Norman Bridwell’s beloved picture book series.

Slash Film reports that the studio has hired Justin Malen to write the screenplay. Deborah Forte of Scholastic Media has signed on as a producer.

Here’s more from Variety: “The first book was centered on a young girl receiving a red puppy for her birthday that grows to be 25 feet tall. It was published by Scholastic in 1963, leading to more than 60 titles and 127 million books in print. Clifford is Scholastic’s official mascot. Clifford the Big Red Dog had been in development at Universal for several years with the studio announcing two years ago that it would be released in 2016. Paramount picked up the rights after the option lapsed.” (via Yahoo! Movies)