According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Broadcasting Co. has acquired the rights to develop THQ's best-selling sci-fi video game Destroy All Humans! into a half-hour CGI-animated comedy by former King of the Hill writer/co-executive producer Jim Dauterive.

The deal marks the first time a video game will be used as the basis for a primetime network television program. The script will be developed through 20th Century Fox TV, where Dauterive has an overall deal.

Set in the 1950s, the third-person action game puts players into the bulbous gray head of Crypto 137, an alien who has landed on Earth and is intent on destroying it. The game takes a comic approach and spoofs '50s Hollywood B-movies. "The goal is to make the show as good and as funny as the video game," Dauterive said.

Brian B.