Columbia Pictures has acquired the rights to develop Geoff Rodkey’s middle-grade comedy sci-fi novel We’re Not from Here as a hybrid live-action/animated feature film. The project was picked up from Will Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment. Director Mike Mitchell (The LEGO Movie 2, Trolls, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water) is adapting the book with Rodkey. Gluck and Jodi Hildebrand (Olive Bridge) are producing.
Published by Crown Books for Young Readers, We’re Not from Here centres on a human family who immigrate to an alien planet. The story is told from the point of view from Lan, one of the kids in the novel.
Rodkey is an author and screenwriter, creator of the bestselling Tapper Twins comedy book series. His big-screen credits include Daddy Day Care, The Shaggy Dog and RV, as well as writing for Politically Incorrect, Beavis and Butt-head.
Gluck is a Golden Globe-nominated producer (Annie – Best Original Song) whose credits include Peter Rabbit and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Friends with Benefits and Easy A. He has also executive produced TV series including Encore!, The Loop, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Comedy Central animation Moonbeam City.