Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") has been hired to direct long-gestating sci-fi live-action family comedy "The Pet" at Disney Pictures says Variety.
Matt Lieberman ("Short Circuit") came up with the story which centers on a man abducted by aliens, taken to their planet and turned into a family pet.
Tim Dowling ("This Means War") performed a recent re-write on the script but with Hess' involvement that script is expected to get further tweaks. David Silverman has previously been attached to direct.
Scott Rudin, Craig Perry and Sheila Hanahan Taylor are producing.