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Mars Needs Moms movie details released

The motion picture based on Berkeley Breathed’s children’s book Mars Needs Moms is moving forward. Announced are the main actors that will be staring in the performance-capture movie. Seth Green will play the main character Milo and Mindy Sterling will play the alien leader of Mars. Also appearing include Dan Fogler and Joan Cusack who will play the mom. Robert Zemeckis is directing. The movie is scheduled to be released next year.

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#1 Jeff Darcy
March/4/2009
@ 10:40 am

Reportedly Sean Penn has been signed to play Opus and Mickey Rourke will play Bill the Cat.-Can’t wait

#2 Garey Mckee
March/4/2009
@ 6:31 pm

Zemeckis did a pretty good job with his motion capture film Polar Express, keeping the mood and feel of the original art in the book. Hopefully, he will do the same for Breathed’s work.

However, as with all children’s books turned film, stretching the brevity of a children’s book into a full lengh feature sometimes falls flat. Even Polar Express seemed very strained in areas. Hopefully that will not be the case with Mars Needs Moms

#3 Lawrence Rozner
March/4/2009
@ 10:29 pm

Actually, Zemeckis is attached to produce the movie. According to the same Hollywood Reporter article, the director will be Simon Wells (H.G. Well’s great-grandson and the director of the 2002 version of “The Time Machine”.) I learned that Wells was also an animator on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” as well as a storyboard artist on “Back To The Future III”, so this could be a very interesting adaptation.

#4 Garey Mckee
March/5/2009
@ 9:26 pm

I still have doubts about stretching the book to fill out a full length feature script. How much input does Breathed have in that I wonder? If any?

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