Little ever came of the rumors that Snake Plissken would attempt to escape the destruction of Earth in a third Escape film, but it’s always lurked as one of those weird potential sequels that could surprisingly launch back to life at any time. As fun as the combination of Carpenter and Russell is, I’ve always hoped the brilliant original wouldn’t be further sullied by another silly, dumb, unnecessary entry. But while I hold no love for Escape From LA, I’ll admit a sequel even to that silliness might be preferable than what Escape From Planet Earth will actually be: a star-packed, Brendan Fraser-led 3D animated family comedy.
Coming from the Weinsteins and the guy behind Despicable Me, it’s about some space guys doing some silly space stuff:
The 3D animated family comedy ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH catapults movie goers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (James Gandolfini), it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure hungry son Kip!
Eugh. I’m probably going to have to take the bullet on this one for you folks one day– just know that.
Mark your calendar kid-saddled Chewers… and make sure to train yourself not to think of Snake Plissken’s wavy locks of badassdom and killer eye-patch when you hear “Escape from…,” but instead a screeching, plastic-animated Brendan Fraser CGI creation flailing towards camera as a giant alien farts at him. Or whatever.
Source | Deadline