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Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen,
Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Kiefer Sutherland
Directors: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
U.S. Opening Date: March 27th, 2009
When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly
clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she
mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. The military jumps into
action and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government
compound. There, she is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a
ragtag group of Monsters: the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach,
Ph.D.; the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; the gelatinous and
indestructible B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their
confinement is cut short, however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on
Earth and begins storming the country. In a moment of desperation, the
President is persuaded to enlist the motley crew of Monsters to combat the
Alien Robot and save the world from imminent destruction.
No, not another Aliens movie
but the upcoming computer animated flick from DreamWorks Animation (Shrek,
Monsters vs. Aliens reinvents the classic ‘50s
monster movie into an irreverent modern day action comedy. With the earth
under attack by an unstoppable alien, it’s up to the monsters — (top to
bottom in pic below) Insectosaurus; Ginormica (Reese Witherspoon); Dr.
Cockroach, Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie); the Missing Link (Will Arnett); and B.O.B.
(Seth Rogen) — to overcome their misfit status and save the world from the
pending imminent destruction.
Monsters vs. Aliens will be the first DreamWorks
film shot in digital 3-D.
"I believe that next generation 3-D will make our CG
films even more special and unique," Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive
Officer of DreamWorks Animation told the media recently. "We are thrilled
to have Monsters vs. Aliens as the first opportunity for audiences
to enjoy this exciting new movie experience. Moving to a March release
date, which has proven to be a great slot for family films, allows us to
roll out our first 3-D project on the maximum amount of screens as the
year's first big event film to hit the market in this new format."
"We are really excited to be distributing Monsters
vs. Aliens, the marriage of a new technology with the classic family
entertainment audiences have come to expect and love from DreamWorks
Animation," said Rob Moore, President of Worldwide Marketing and
Distribution for Paramount Pictures. "This new immersive 3-D experience
will fully exploit the latest in exhibition technology-and with the March
27 release date, we'll be able to take full advantage by showing it in as
many theatres with this advanced 3-D capability as possible."
The movie will be directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad
Vernon. Letterman was one of the three directors of SharkTale and
Conrad Vernon was a director on Shrek 2, both of them DreamWorks
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