Production Company: Columbia Pictures / Radar Films
Studio: Sony / Columbia Pictures
Cast: Jonah Bobo as Danny Budwing, Josh Hutcherson as Walter Budwing, Derek Mears as Lead Zorgon, Tim Robbins as Dad, Dax Shepard as Astronaut, Kristen Stewart as Lisa Budwing and Douglas Tait as Zorgon
Crew: Jon Favreau (director); John Kamps and David Koepp (screenplay); Chris Van Allsburg (original childrens’ book creator); Peter Billingsley (co- producer); Louis D’Esposito and Ted Field (executive producers); Michael De Luca, Scott Kroopf and William Teitler (producers)
In Columbia Pictures’ heart-racing sci-fi adventure Zathura, two squabbling brothers are propelled into deepest, darkest space while playing a mysterious game they discovered in the basement of their old house.
On their fantastic journey, they are joined by a stranded astronaut and must survive meteor showers, hostile lizard-like aliens, a rocket-propelled robot run amok and an intergalactic spaceship battle.
But their greatest peril lies ahead. For unless they finish the game and reach the planet Zathura, they are doomed to be trapped in outer space forever.
Zathura is based on the best-selling book by the acclaimed children’s writer Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express, Jumanji) with a screenplay by David Koepp.The film stars Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristin Stewart and Oscar winner Tim Robbins. The film is directed by Jon Favreau (Elf) and produced by Bill Teitler and Michael DeLuca.
Film Fetish trivia:
Chris Van Allsburg is one of the best selling childrens’ book authors in history. He also received the largest advance for a childrens’ book; $4 million dollars.
Adventure is waiting.
Official Websites: sonypictures.com/movies/zathura
Release Dates: NOVEMBER 23, 2005
Genre: ADVENTURE / CHILDRENS / FAMILY