David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie) has signed on to develop and direct The Pet, a live-action sci-fi family comedy for Disney. The Hollywood Reporter says Scott Rudin and Craig Perry are producing.
The project, written by Matt Lieberman, centers on an everyday guy who becomes the pet of a group of aliens.
Sheila Hanahan Taylor and Mark Roybal are executive producing.
Silverman, a longtime director-producer of Fox’s “The Simpsons,” directed DreamWorks’ El Dorado in 2000 and co-directed Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. in 2001.