The new fully-CG-animated Garfield movie will be serving up saucy feline funnies in theaters in under two years, with the news that global distributor (exc. China) Sony Pictures has set a post-Valentine’s date of February 16, 2024.
The pic will voice star Jurassic World‘s Chris Pratt (The LEGO Movie, Onward, Untitled Super Mario Bros. Movie) as Garfield and screen legend Samuel L. Jackson (Incredibles, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank) as Garfield’s father, Vic, a new character.
The movie is based on the classic comic strip by Jim Davis, who sold the rights to financer/producer Alcon Entertainment (Blade Runner: Black Lotus) and will serve as executive producer. DNEG (Ron’s Gone Wrong) is producing the animation.
Mark Dindal is directing Garfield from a script by his The Emperor’s New Groove partner David Reynolds. Bridget McMeel and Craig Sost are exec producers alongside Davis; producers are John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner, Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, and DNEG Animation’s CEO Namit Malhotra and President Tom Jacomb.