Der CGI-Film "Planet 51" (vormals: "Planet One") erzählt von einer Invasion der Menschen auf einem Alien-Planeten...
Der amerikanische Astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker denkt, er wäre der erste Mensch, der einen Fuß auf den Planeten 51 setzt. Zu seiner Überraschung muss er feststellen, dass der Planet von kleinen grünen Männchen bewohnt wird, die ein glückliches Leben mit Barbecue-Partys und weißen Lattenzäunen führen, das an das fröhliche und unschuldige Amerika der 1950er erinnert. Ihre einzige Angst ist, dass sie von außerirdischen Eindringlingen überfallen werden - Eindringlingen wie Chuck!
Mit der Hilfe seines Roboterkameraden "Rover" und seinem neuen Freund Lem, muss sich Chuck seinen Weg durch die schillernde und verwirrende Landschaft von Planet 51 bahnen, um dem Schicksal zu entkommen, ein Ausstellungsobjekt im "Weltall-Museum der außerirdischen Eindringlinge" auf Planet 51 zu werden...
Upcoming Film Scores meldet... British composer James Brett is currently working on his score for the upcoming animated sci-fi comedy Planet 51, according to agency Hothouse Music. James' previous credits include Gladiator spoof Gladiatress, last year's UK horror film Outpost and the new TV series Crusoe. Planet 51 is a Spanish/British co-production directed by Jorge Blanco and featuring an impressive voice cast including Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Gary Oldman and John Cleese. Graham Walker and Liz Schrek are handling music supervision duties on the film.
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Variety.com meldet... Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long and Seann William Scott have been set to provide the lead voices in "Planet 51," New Line Cinema's first 3-D CG-animated feature. The studio has set a July 24, 2009, release date for the film.
Johnson, who just completed "Get Smart," will voice astronaut Chuck Baker. [...]
Hollywoodreporter.com meldet... New Line is venturing into the animation business for the first time in its 40-year history by acquiring Ilion Animation Studios' $60 million feature "Planet 51" from Handmade Films International.
Written by Joe Stillman ("Shrek"), the story is set on Planet 51, whose inhabitants live in fear of an alien invasion. Their paranoia is realized when astronaut Capt. Charles "Chuck" Baker arrives from Earth. Befriended by a young resident, the astronaut has to avoid capture in order to recover his spaceship and return home.
The film is produced by Ignacio Perez Dolset, directed by Jorge Blanco and co-directed by Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez, who worked with Blanco on the worldwide best-selling video game "Commandos."
Ilion set up a studio in Spain five years ago to start work on "Planet 51," where it developed technology in-house.
"Planet 51" is in production and scheduled for completion in March 2009. A search for A-list voice cast is under way. The project already has sold to more than 30 territories.
New Line is planning to release the movie in 2009 backed up with a merchandising push. A video game is in production at Pyro Studios and will roll out across the five leading console platforms. Also involved is mobile phone marketing and development company LaNetro Zed.
New Line's Guy Stodel and Sejin Park and will oversee.
CS! meldet... Handmade Films Intl. has teamed up with Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios to finance and co-produce Planet One, a $50 million CGI movie written by Shrek screenwriter Joe Stillman, reports Variety.
The film will be directed by Jorge Blanco, the lead artist on videogame series "Commandos."
Production is set to start in May, with the theatrical release targeted for Christmas 2008 or Easter 2009.
The film is an alien invasion story about the inhabitants of Planet One, and who have two antennae and eight fingers, live in a world strangely akin to American suburbia of the 1950s, with drive-in movies, picket fences and a persistent fear of alien invasion -- which is fulfilled when a human astronaut lands in their midst.
Ilion is the theatrical production offshoot of Spain's Pyro Studios, creators of the "Commandos" videogame series. Pyro is simultaneously developing a game of Planet One.
CS! meldet... Former Nickelodeon president Albie Hecht, who owns the Worldwide Biggies production company, is teaming with Spanish animation house Ilion Animations Studios on Planet One, an animation film about aliens visited by a strange individual who comes on a ship labeled "NASA."
Joe Stillman, co-writer of Shrek and Shrek 2, has been hired to write the script.
Ilion parent company Wisdom Entertainment is funding the film, which has a budget of $50 million.
Hecht plans to begin talks with potential distributors soon. The release is targeted for 2008.
Planet 51 DVD & Video
Planet One Regionalcode 2 FSK: Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren Erscheinungstermin: 1. April 2010