Actor Owen Wilson has signed on to voice the canine star in Marmaduke, a live-action and CG animation hybrid adaptation of the long-running comic panel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will follow the Winslow family, who move to California with a slobbery, chaotic great dane who lands in the middle of a turf war between mutts and pampered pedigree pooches.
Tom Dey is directing the movie, which is written by Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio and stars Judy Greer, Lee Pace and William H. Macy. Lending voices to the film’s animated characters are Fergie, Emma Stone, George Lopez, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Steve Coogan, Damon Wayans, and Marlon Wayans.
Marmaduke, based on the comic panel created in 1954 by Brad Anderson and Phil Lemming, has a planned release date of June 2010.