Variety says that Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long and Seann William Scott have been set to provide the lead voices in Planet 51, New Line Cinema’s first 3-D CG-animated feature.
The studio has set a July 24, 2009, release date for the film.
Johnson will voice astronaut Chuck Baker. Thinking he’s the first to set foot on the surface of Planet 51, he finds it is inhabited by green people who live in an innocent world right out of the 1950s, complete with the paranoia that they will be overrun by alien invaders.
Joe Stillman, a writer on Shrek and Shrek 2, wrote the script, Jorge Blanco (co-creator of the video game series “Commandos”) is directing, and Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez co-direct.
The movie will be completed by March 2009.