I just knew that Alvin and the Chipmunks and Hop director Tim Hill could stay away from flatulent animals. Yesterday it was announced that Hill would bring new life to Number 5 with a Short Circuit reboot and today there's word that he's being courted for Walter the Farting Dog.

Based on a best-selling series of books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray about a dog that farts a lot, the adaptation previously had the Farrelly Brothers attached with the intention of casting the Jona Brothers. Those plans have evidently not come to fruition but there's still some time to get Justin Bieber and that Mastiff from Hotel For Dogs attached. Actually, maybe Bieber should screen test. I want this casting room filled with dog farts by lunchtime on Monday. And Justin wants pizza. (THR)