Paramount has dropped the trailer for Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, a furry animated feature with a tumultuous past starring Michael Cera and Samuel L. Jackson. Originally announced in 2015 with a planned 2017 release, the film will now hit theaters on July 15, 2022.
The cgi feature, billed as a spoof on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy western Blazing Saddles, turns on an undersized pooch who rambles into a small village full of cats where he is recruited to take down a ruthless villain with designs on wiping the community off the map.
Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) and Mark Koetsier (story artist, Big Hero 6, Rumble) co-direct a screenplay from Ed Stone and Nate Hopper, with revisions by Robert Ben Garant and Minkoff. Minkoff, Adam Nagle, and Guy Collins produce with Alex Schwartz, Adrian Politowki, and Martin Metz on board as executive producers.