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These days anything can be turned into a TV show or movie. Remember how those cavemen from the Geico commericals got their own sitcom? How about the Shit My Dad Says Twitter feed being turned into a program with William Shatner? And let's not forget the E*Trade Baby commercial movie that was put into development a couple years back. With this knowledge in mind, this new story doesn't come as any kind of a shock.
Variety reports that Paramount has hired Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm writers Alec Berg and David Mandel to write a script based on the popular YouTube viral video "Ultimate Dog Tease." For those unaware of the video, you can watch it below.
The video is from the Talking Animals YouTube channel and since being posted on May 1st of last year it has accumulated over 94 million views. In fact, last year it ranked as the second most watched video on the site, placing behind only the music video for Rebecca Black's "Friday." Paramount will produce the film through their Insurge label, which released The Devil Inside earlier this year.
Here's my question: how is this going to be any different than any talking animal movie in existence? The video is just a guy dubbing over a dog while he yawns and stares. Is the entire movie going to be made using dogs just doing normal stuff with voiceover making them look stupid? Is it just going to be 90 minutes of a dog being disappointed that it's owner is starving it? This sounds like a horrible idea.