March 11, 2008–Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Kiefer Sutherland and Paul Rudd will offer their voices in DreamWorks Animations Monsters vs. Aliens. Paramount Pictures will distribute the picture, the first produced in Ultimate 3-D technology.
The story, which revisits the classic 1950s monster movie as a modern-day action comedy, centers on Susan Murphy (Witherspoon), who is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk and mysteriously grows to be 50 feet tall.
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, including the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Laurie) and macho half-ape, half-fish the Missing Link (Arnett).
Wilson plays Gallaxhar, Colbert is the president of the U.S., Sutherland portrays General W.R. Monger and Rudd is Susans boyfriend, Derek. Rob
Letterman (Shark Tale) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2) will helm. Lisa Stewart is producing, and Jill Hopper and Latifa Ouaou co-produce.
Monsters vs. Aliens is scheduled to open March 27, 2009.