The Year of Our Lord, 2018.
The world teeters on the very edge of madness. An unhinged and easily-enraged charlatan in an ill-fitting suit has somehow managed to become the most powerful man on the planet, supported by an army of equally unhinged (and no-less-racist) supporters. Acts of politically- and racially-motivated violence occur with increasing frequency, while cities all over the world find themselves lambasted by an environment which some scientists believe to be past the point of saving. Also, Hollywood is making another Garfield movie.
"The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little helmer Mark Dindal is set to direct a Garfield animated feature set up Alcon Entertainment, which acquired the rights from the creator Jim Davis, who will serve as an exec producer. Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove co-wrote the screenplay."
Sometimes you wake up and find yourself staring at the news without blinking, for minutes at a time. How can any of this be? Where did we go so, so wrong? The other day you heard someone making a joke about how we all actually died back in 2012, and that maybe now we're all living in Hell. You think about this joke a lot, but you're not laughing.
"Debuting in 1978, the Garfield comic strip centered on a cynical and lazy orange cat and his interactions with his owner, Jon Arbuckle, and fellow pet Odie, the lovable dog."
In your darkest moments, you wonder if any of this is even worth saving. Maybe what we really need is a cleansing rain, a wiping clean of the slate. Maybe you'll survive whatever cataclysmic event awaits us - could be today, could be tomorrow, could be two years from now - and you'll be part of the rebuilding effort. Inside you'll be utterly terrified, of course, unsure that this was really better than the alternative, but you'll put a good face on things because people will need each other then. Even you.
There is currently no release date for the new Garfield movie.