DreamWorks Animation released a trailer today for Home. The Tim Johnson-directed film will be released on March 27, 2015. In the credits provided with the trailer, the screenplay is listed by “to be determined, based upon the novel The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.” This is the latest in a film’s production process that I’ve seen this credit remain undetermined, and leads one to wonder what exactly is going on at DreamWorks. Have there been significant rewrites or some other situation that has prevented them from crediting the film’s writers?
Here’s the official synopsis:
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna, who also contributes a song) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.