Sunday, June 24, 2012
DreamWorks' "Happy Smekday!", Cast and Crew
Based on Adam Rex's novel The True Meaning of Smekday, DreamWorks' Happy Smekday! was on the list of upcoming projects. Now, it's slated to follow How to Train Your Dragon 2 for a late 2014 release.
Tim Johnson (the director of Antz and Over the Hedge) will direct, and Chris Jenkins and Suzanne Buirgy will produce. The Get Smart writers Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember will pen the screenplay, as they will with the March 2014 release Me and My Shadow.
Two members of the cast were announced, Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory and Rihanna. Hmmmm, not too sure about this. While I'm sure Parsons is fine for this story, but Rihanna... I mean, DreamWorks is essentially going back to their star-studded cast routine.
Anyways, the plot of the book involves an alien invasion where a young girl's mother is taken away by an alien race called the Boov. The aliens land on Christmas Day, renaming the holiday "Smekday". Sounds exciting. Hopefully it's not wasted on a mediocre script, and hopefully the entire cast make it good.
Are you looking forward to this? What do you think? Sound off!