Charles Martin Smith will direct from a script adapted by W. Bruce Cameron and his wife from Cameron’s best-selling book. Gavin Polone will produce in a re-teaming with Cameron, who also authored “A Dog’s Purpose” and adapted the screenplay for the movie of the same name.
The production has rescued two dogs, Shelby and Amber, to play the lead role of Bella. The book debuted on May 9 and has been a New York Times bestseller.
Smith is a veteran of films featuring animals, as the director of two “Dolphin Tale movies” and “Air Bud.” Lauren Abrahams and Maia Eyre are overseeing the project for Columbia Pictures.
“A Dog’s Way Home,” which is now in production, chronicles the adventures of Bella, a dog who embarks on a 400-mile journey home after