Lionsgate’s Summit Premiere has released a new poster for next month’s feature release Rock Dog, arriving in theaters February 24. The art features the reclusive music star Angus Scattergood (voiced by Eddie Izzard) and the film’s hero Bodi (Luke Wilson) high-tailing it away from pursuers. A series of character posters was released earlier this month.
Rock Dog is directed by Ash Brannon from a screenplay written by Brannon and Kurt Voelker, with story by Brannon and Zheng Jun — creator of the graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog which inspired the film. The voice cast features Izzard, Wilson, JK Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman and Jorge Garcia, with Matt Dillon and Sam Elliot as Fleetwood Yak.
Summit Premiere presents Rock Dog, a production of Huayi Brothers Media Corp. and Mandoo Pictures, in association with Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company, Eracme Entertainment, and Dream Factory Group.
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast.
If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he’s always dreamed of being: More than a dog … more than a Rock God… he’ll be a ROCK DOG!