Extraterrestrials invade Earth and a pair of middle schoolers hold the fate of the world in their hands in Aliens Ate My Homework, a delightfully comical intergalactic adventure. Currently wrapping production in Vancouver, British Columbia, Aliens Ate My Homework is the first of a planned series of inventive action-comedies from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will be released for home entertainment in 2018.
Aliens Ate My Homework is based on the first book in the wildly successful Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol series. Written by internationally renowned author Bruce Coville, the four-part saga has sold over 17 million books worldwide and has been translated into 16 languages.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to turn a beloved book into a fun movie that will delight and empower young audiences and entertain families as well,” said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “It’s an irresistible combination of humor, imagination, and thrills that is hard to resist.”
The film will feature the voice of William Shatner (Star Trek), who discusses the project here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iY1AsbgU4M.
The film will star Jayden Greig (Murdoch Mysteries), Lauren McNamara (Summer of Dreams), Tristan Risk (American Mary), Alex Zahara (The Man in the High Castle) and Dan Payne (Star Trek Beyond, Watchmen). Aliens Ate My Homework is directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, Love in Paradise) from a script by Judith Reeves-Stevens (Primeval: New World) and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Primeval: New World). The film is executive produced by Sean McNamara and Harvey Kahn (Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House).
The film is produced by Roger Lay Jr. (Ray Bradbury’s Chrysalis) and Eric Carnagey (Captain Power: Out of the Ashes). The film is co-produced by Todd Masters, an Emmy®-winning make-up artist, Aliens Ate My Homework creature creator, and founder of special effects company MASTERSFX, whose work includes FX for R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls.
Production designer is Bob Bottieri (The Twilight Saga: New Moon). Director of photography is Adam Sliwinski (The Barber).
When a tiny intergalactic starship crashes into the bedroom of 12-year-old Rod Allbright (Jayden Greig), it’s the start of the adventure of a lifetime for him and his cousin Elspeth (Lauren McNamara). Enlisted by the extraterrestrial Galactic Patrol, a group of out-of-this-world lawmen, Rod and Elspeth must race to save the world from Total Planetary Disaster.
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