Paramount Pictures has finally released the official trailer for their forthcoming live-action/CG-hybrid film adaptation of Clifford the Big Red Dog, based on Norman Bridwell’s children’s book series and the 2000s classic animated series of the same name. The film is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, September 17.
The video begins with Darby Camp’s Emily, a middle schooler who feels like an outcast at her school. In her longing to have a friend she can count on, Emily meets an unusually red puppy and eventually adopts him from a magical animal rescuer. However, through an innocent wish she maded, Emily unintentionally turns Clifford into a giant red puppy.
In Clifford The Big Red Dog, When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!
The film will be led by Darby Camp (Big Little Lies) as Emily, Jack Whitehall (Jungle Cruise) as Uncle Casey, John Cleese (Monty Python) as Mr. Bridwell, Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil) as Maggie, Tony Hale (Veep) as Peter, and David Alan Grier as the voice of Clifford (In Living Color). It will also feature Izaac Wang, Rosie Pere, Kenan Thompson, Paul Rodriguez and Jessica Keenan Wyn.
Based on the children’s book series by Norman Bridwell, the film is directed by Walt Becker from screenplay written by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Annie Mumolo, and Stan Chervin. Jordan Kerner and Scholastic Entertainment’s Deborah Forte are also producing.
Check out the Clifford the Big Red Dog trailer in the player below along with the new poster.