New York - The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Rainmaker Entertainment have revealed that Escape from Planet Earth, a 3D animated family comedy currently in full production, will feature the voices of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini, and Craig Robinson.
The announcement was made today by Donna Gigliotti, TWC's President of Production, and Catherine Winder, President and Executive Producer, Rainmaker Entertainment. Both Gigliotti and Winder serve as producers on the animated feature film.
Escape From Planet Earth is directed by Cal Brunker, best known for his work on the animated feature films
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?" says 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."
"We're excited to have such a talented group of actors bringing this action-packed comedic tale to life," says Gigliotti. "I'm also very pleased to be working with Catherine and the Rainmaker team. Their outstanding artistry, storytelling and techniques in CGI animation add a new dimension to this film and ensure a fun movie going experience for the entire family."
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.