According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to Escape From Planet Earth, a CG-animated comedy feature pitch to be written by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards, the team behind the Weinstein Co.'s animated release Hoodwinked.
Leech is set to direct the project, and Preston Stutzman of Blue Yonder Films will produce it along with Jonathan Shestack (Air Force One), Brian Inerfeld and also Gregory R. Little of the animation studio Mainframe Entertainment. Jeremy Stein of Jon Shestack Prods. will co-produce.
Escape From Planet Earth, an original idea by Leech, is a comedy about a prison break from Area 51, a mysterious government facility where the inmates are a ragtag group of imprisoned aliens from around the universe.