Date: 15th February 2001
TIM ALLEN and MEL GIBSON are teaming up to create STARCHILD - a sci-fi comedy for PARAMOUNT PICTURES.
The project is being developed as a potential starring vehicle for ALLEN, whose previous encounters with cinematic outer-space include DREAMWORKS' GALAXY QUEST and voicing the DISNEY/PIXAR character BUZZ LIGHTYEAR.
The movie, described as a comic send-up of the sci-fi genre, follows the fortunes of a socially challenged CIA agent who helps a friendly alien get back home, thereby saving him from the aftermath of an interplanetary war.
A start date for StarChild, which is being developed by Allen's BOXING CAT PRODUCTIONS and Gibson's ICON ENTERTAINMENT, has not yet been set, but production should begin after the possible writer and actor strikes in America this summer (01). (KW/WNWCYA/RP)