With the success of Pixar’s movies and DreamWorks’ Shrek franchise, it’s only natural that studios that haven’t dipped a toe into CG animation would dive in.
New Line is the latest, nabbing distribution rights and sending Jessica Biel, Dwayne Johnson, Justin Long and Seann William Scott off to planet 51. The ‘toon will find Johnson voicing astronaut Chuck Baker, who lands on the eponymous globe, which is thinks is uninhabited. To his surprise, he discovers a race of green folks living an innocent, 1950’s-themed life.
Variety reports that Joe Stillman, one of the myriad Shrek writers penned the script and it’ll surface in July 2009.