Chris Wedge, the extremely talented filmmaker behind the Ice Age movies and his WedgeWorks production banner are looking to bring a live-action film called Lives Of The Monster Dogs to screens.

Adam Kline is writing the script for the film, adapted from the book of the same name by Kirsten Bakis.

Wedge is expected to make his live-action directorial debut on the project, which revolves around a group of soldier dogs genetically engineered by mad Prussian scientists hiding in a Canadian village. The hyper-intelligent dogs, who walk erect and use voice boxes to communicate, revolt against their masters and, dressed in 19th century formal wear, show up in modern New York, according to Heat Vision.

The entire story is told through the eyes of an NYU student  who becomes the chronicler of the dogs’ glamorous lives, which, as they revert to their animal states for longer and longer periods, turn tragic.

Wedge is expected to develop the project and then take it to Fox.