USA: Reese Witherspoon and Seth Rogen attend Los Angeles premiere of new 3-D CGI animated film "Monsters vs. Aliens"Record ID: 384833
- Title: USA: Reese Witherspoon and Seth Rogen attend Los Angeles premiere of new 3-D CGI animated film "Monsters vs. Aliens"
- Date: 23rd March 2009
- Summary: UNIDENTIFIED FILM LOCATION (FILE) (DREAMWORKS ANIMATION/PARAMOUNT PICTURES - MUST COURTESY AND NOT FOR LIBRARY OR WIRELESS USE) TRAILER CLIP FOR "MONSTERS VS. ALIENS"
- Reuters ID: LVA1SBVC8R8FDDJ5HRV99ALZ4DZ2
- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:00:48
- Story Text: The all-star cast of "Monsters vs. Aliens" gathered for the "blue" carpet premiere of the new CGI and 3-D animated feature film on Sunday (March 22, 2009). On hand at the event were Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Paul Rudd, Keifer Sutherland, and Rainn Wilson, as well as a few life-sized incarnations of characters from the film.
"Jesus. That's weird. It's a little early for that, it's hard for me to process at this hour. Before noon, it's hard for me to see a giant costume of a character I play," says comic actor Seth Rogen, commenting on the life-size version of his character "B.O.B." walking the carpet.
"Monsters vs. Aliens" is about a team of earthly monsters led by Witherspoon's character Ginormica, who mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall after being struck by a meteor of space gunk, the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B. played by Seth Rogen, and a mad scientist turned cockroach played by Hugh Laurie. At first, the team of monsters is ostracized for being different from normal human beings, but their fortunes change when an alien invasion threatens to take over the planet, and the government enlists the monsters for help.
Brit Hugh Laurie was happy to take part in the film because he enjoyed the character he played, but the best part about the project for him is the stress-free production.
"First of all, not to have people plucking at my face the whole time is absolutely wonderful. There are so many advantages, they bring you cookies, you don't have to learn your lines, it's very slack, very slack," says Hugh Laurie.
Working in a soundbooth for "Monsters vs. Aliens" brings out the best in the actors cast in the film, but it can be lonely as well, according to Rogen.
"The benefits are the movieup funny, but I never actually get to interact with them at any point throughout the process, so it's a little weird in that regard," says Rogen.
"People assume I know these people, I met Reese Witherspoon like three times," he added.
Rainn Wilson, from the U.S. sitcom, "The Office," also has a role in the film as an alien, a part for which he did little research, but relied heavily on his real-life experiences.
"I am actually an alien," says Wilson.
"I'm like a contemporary Mork sent down to observe the entertainment industry, and what's your name? I'll have your life spared when the invasion begins, if you so choose."
"Monsters vs. Aliens" is DreamWorks latest foray into the emerging 3-D market, and the company hopes to boost its sales when the film opens up on the 1700 3-D movie theaters currently in operation in the United States. Despite fears within the entertainment industry that audiences will avoid the 2 to 5 dollar (USD) increase in individual ticket prices for 3-D films, the recession has not seemed to affect other 3-D films such as "Coraline," which grossed over 75% of its revenue from 3-D ticket sales.
"Monsters vs. Aliens" arrives in theaters on March 27.
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