Thursday, March 15, 2012

Aliens to escape from Area 51 in new family movie

Robbie Graham Silver Screen Saucers

Aliens held hostage by the US government at Area 51 are to be freed by their own kind in a daring extraterrestrial prison break next February.

Escape from Planet Earth is a 3D animated family comedy from The Weinstein Company and Rainmaker Entertainment. The movie is voiced by the likes of Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker and James Gandolfini. Its plot is officially described as follows:

“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!”

This official blurb makes no mention of Area 51, but an early animation test for Escape to Planet Earth leaves no doubt as to the movie’s setting...

Escape from Planet Earth is due for release February 14, 2013.

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