Friday, October 3, 2008

For Your Consideration: The Next Benji Or Beethoven...

Perhaps Jamie Lee Curtis just has enough clout that anything she lends her name and acting chops to will open well at the box office, but Beverly Hills Chihuahua (opening today) has actually received some surprisingly positive buzz. When I first saw an early teaser for this film a few months ago, my friend Jamie had just returned to L.A. from Korea, where she adopted her Yorkie son, Nemo. I told her that we needed to shoot a series of buddy comedies with my baby, Madison, and hers as the stars; the premise would be like a canine Swingers: two single dogs on the prowl in the Hollywood dog parks. Maybe one gets discovered along the way or maybe one falls in love with a spoiled, rich, pampered celeb's (equally spoiled, rich, and pampered) pooch. Either way, I could smell the merchandising to follow: children's books! stuffed animals! lunchboxes with their photos stickered on! My dog would finally be a star to thousands all around the world, not just me; he would be recognized out at the beach not only for being a supremely adorable little guy but for being "that supremely adorable little guy in the movies." Disney just beat me to it, it seemed, with their flick, voiced by Drew Barrymore and George Lopez, but if it in fact does well this weekend, I have a sequel pitch all worked out for them! San Fernando Valley Shih Tzu! And if it doesn't do well, then hey, I can always develop this as yet another web series.

1 comment:

Kate, Dating in LA said...

LOL!!!! Well, Madison is beyond adorable, so I'd sign that petition for a sequel. :) Looks like BHC is going to be #1 for the weekend with a decent carry given that 7 movies were opening wide/wider this weekend.