Aliens Ate My Homework, the first book in the wildly successful Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol series, will soon be making its feature film debut as part of a planned series of inventive action-comedies from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will be released for home entertainment in 2018 and recently wrapped production in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Written by internationally renowned author Bruce Coville, the four-part saga has sold over 17 million books worldwide and has been translated into 16 languages. In Aliens Ate My Homework, extraterrestrials invade Earth and a pair of middle schoolers hold the fate of the world in their hands.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to turn a beloved book into a fun movie that will delight and empower young audiences and entertain families as well,” said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “It’s an irresistible combination of humor, imagination and thrills that is hard to resist.”
The film will feature the voice of William Shatner (Star Trek) and will star Jayden Greig (Murdoch Mysteries), Lauren McNamara (Summer of Dreams), Tristan Risk (American Mary), Alex Zahara (The Man in the High Castle), and Dan Payne (Star Trek Beyond, Watchmen). Aliens Ate My Homework is directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, “Love in Paradise) from a script by Judith Reeves-Stevens (Primeval: New World) and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Primeval: New World). The film is executive produced by Sean McNamara and Harvey Kahn (Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House), as well as produced by Roger Lay Jr. (Ray Bradbury’s Chrysalis) and Eric Carnagey (Captain Power: Out of the Ashes). The film is also co-produced by Emmy®-winning make-up artist and Aliens Ate My Homework creature creator Todd Masters (R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls). Production designer is Bob Bottieri (The Twilight Saga: New Moon). Director of photography is Adam Sliwinski (The Barber).