The film centers on a airplane pilot, who crash-lands in the Shara Desert. He comes across a young boy that claims to be a prince from his home on an asteroid. During his time repairing the downed aircraft, the young boy tells stories about the foolish inhabitants surrounding his asteroid. The project is an adaptation of a novel by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Paramount most recently produced a live action adaption, which had Steven Warner, Joss Ackland and Clive Revill starring. No production date has been released.