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I could’ve sworn this was some sort of sequel to 2009’s “Planet 51″. The aliens look pretty much the same and when I looked it up, well, it’s not I think. But nevertheless, another family aimed animated alien film is coming to theaters and as with any kiddie flick in this day and age, it’s sure to make tons of moolah at the box office.
And is it just me, or do the guys chasing the aliens look like the same characters from “Monster’s Inc.”? Anyhoo, The Weinstein Company has announced the voice cast for “Escape From Planet Earth” which includes Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson. The 3D film is already in production.
“ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH” is directed by Cal Brunker, best known for his work on the animated feature films “DESPICABLE ME”, “9” and “HORTON HEARS A WHO!” Producers Gigliotti and Winder are joined by Rainmaker’s Luke Carroll as a producer on the film. TWC Co-Chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein are executive producers. The film was written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen based on an original screenplay by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards.
“ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH has got it all… explosions, romance and a cast of hilarious aliens….what more could you ask for?” said Brunker. “We are having a great time making it which is coming across on the screen. It will ultimately provide a ton of fun for both kids and their parents.”
The 3D animated family comedy “ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH” catapults movie goers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (James Gandolfini), it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure hungry son Kip!
A film from The Weinstein Company, “ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH” is produced in association with Rainmaker Entertainment and will be released in the U.S. in 2012.