DreamWorks Animation just announced its newest animated film Happy Smekday!, which will star actor Jim Parsons and singer Rihanna.
The film is based on the Adam Rex’s critically acclaimed children’s book “The True Meaning of Smekday” and is yet another children’s book adaptation from the studio. DreamWorks previously had adapted How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek and its upcoming The Rise of the Guardians from children’s novels.
The press release also gave a brief plot synopsis:
In Happy Smekday! an alien race invades Earth and uses it as a hideout from their mortal enemy. When one lowly alien accidentally notifies the enemies of his whereabouts, he is forced to go on the run with a teenage girl. The two become unlikely buddies and embark on a comical globe-trotting adventure to right his wrongs, in which our alien hero learns what it really means to be human.
The film will be directed by Over the Hedge director, Tim Johnson. Chris Jenkins and Suzanne Buirgy are the producers. Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember are screenwriters.
Happy Smekday! is due out late 2014.