Las Vegas is hosting Showest which is a conference promoting movies to the key people in the film industry (distributors, producers etc …) On this occasion Dreamworks has decided to show a final sequence of Aliens vs. Monster in exclusivity and in 3D stereoscopic format. Kung Fu Panda will also be broadcast in its entirety at almost final stage.
This is an opportunity to reveal a little more about the content of this delirious movie.
Here is the official pitch : When California girl Susan Murphy is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall and is instantly labeled a “monster” named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound. The world learns that the military has been quietly rounding up other monsters over the years. This ragtag group consists of the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.; the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement time is cut short however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country.
The film is clearly a 2nd degree humor movie inspired from the B movies from the fifties, and humor ranges from a Monty Python to Jim Abrahams movies (not a big fan of that last reference, but I think that might work well as an cartoony movie)
I was lucky enough to see two sequences already, unfortunately, not in stereo, I’m eager to have a screening ( probably next month). And I must say that the result is visually very good. And I have to confess that I smiled many times and laugh instantly at many stupid jokes :). I can’t wait to know whether this will be the next project for me after Kung Fu Panda or not.
Here is the voice casting : Reese Witherspoon plays Ginormica (the giant 50 feet woman), Hugh Laurie of Dr House is the insect scientist, Kiefer Sutherland is voicing the General and Stephen Colbert in the role of the President
The movie release is scheduled for March 27, 2009 in the USA.