Stillman Visits Planet One

Handmade Films Intl. has teamed up with Ilion Animation Studios to finance and co-produce “Planet One,” a $50 million CGI movie written by “Shrek” scribe Joe Stillman reports Variety.

The story follows the inhabitants of Planet One, who have two antennae and eight fingers, live in a world strangely akin to American suburbia of the 1950s, with drive-in movies, picket fences and a persistent fear of alien invasion — which is fulfilled when a human astronaut lands in their midst.

The film will be directed by Jorge Blanco with production set to start in May and a theatrical release targeted for Christmas 2008 at the earliest.