Escape From Planet Earth

Escape From Planet Earth

Release Date: 2013-02-14
Wide Release



Film Genre(s): 3D, Animation, Comedy, Family

United States


Written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen based on an original screenplay by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards. The story takes place on 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!


  • Variety reports that The Weinstein Company has picked up the pitch from the Hoodwinked screenwriters Tony Leech and Cory Edwards. Preston Stutzman will produce, along with Jonathan Shestack, Brian Inerfeld and Gregory Little. The film is being created via Blue Yonder Films, Jon Shestack Productions and Mainframe Entertainment. - 2006-02-15
  • The Weinstein Company announces the voice cast for this pic - Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson. - 2011-08-02