Scott Rudin and Disney have signed Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess to direct sci-fi family comedy, The Pet.

The film is based on an original concept from Matt Lieberman the follows a man who's abducted by aliens, taken to their planet and turned into a family pet.

Craig Perry and Sheila Hanahan are producing with Scott Rudin.

The script was recently rewritten by Timothy Dowling.

This project is still in development.