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Weinsteins' Escape from Planet Earth in Production with Parker, Fraser, Alba, Gandolfini

by Sophia Savage
August 2, 2011 8:29 AM
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The Weinstein Co. has lined up Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson to voice characters for Escape from Planet Earth, a 3-D animated "alien comedy."

Despicable Me storyboard artist Cal Brunker is helming the project, which he also wrote with Bob Barlen. The film is currently in production and slated for a 2012 release. Brunker says the film “has got it all... explosions, romance and a cast of hilarious aliens....what more could you ask for? 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.”

Synopsis is below:

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!

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