Michael J. Fox, who voiced the titular kindly mouse in Stuart Little, is once again lending his voice to a family comedy, the independent A.R.C.H.I.E. Robin Dunne is making his feature directorial debut on the project, helming from his own script.
The pic stars Katharine Isabelle as a renowned roboticist who creates the eponymous robotic dog that bares the resemblance of a typical family pet, but possesses super strength, x-ray vision, and the ability to speak (and sound exactly like Fox). After the research program that designed him is shut down, Archie escapes and winds up with a small-town woman whose uncle is the mayor.
Shayne Putzlocher, Glenn Paradis and Sara Shaak from Trilight Entertainment are producing, while Clairwood Capital finances. Double Dutch International is launching sales at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Fox has voiced a family pet before, giving voice to Chance the bulldog in Disney’s Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey and its sequel. Regarding Fox’s casting, DDI’s Jason Moring stated, “From the voice of Stuart Little, to the hit TV show Family Ties, to the blockbuster movie franchise Back to the Future, Michael J Fox is synonymous with globally successful family entertainment.”
Clark Allen | Associate Editor