VitalThrills.com has your first look at a new clip from Luis and the Aliens, which is now available on DIRECTV and will be available in select theaters and On Demand on August 17. The animated family film features the voices of Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Lea Thompson (Little Women), Franciska Friede (Spy Kids: Mission Critical), Orlando Leyba (Uproarious), and Joey Guila (The Nutshack).
Distributed by DIRECTV and Viva Pictures, Luis and the Aliens was directed by Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein (Oscar-winning animated short film Balance), and Sean McCormack. Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein wrote the screenplay, with revisions by Joe Vitale, and a punch up by Jeffrey Hylton.
Growing up as half-orphan with an Ufologist-Dad (Armin Sonntag) who’s obsessed to prove to the whole world that aliens exist, 12-year-old Luis hasn’t had an easy and certainly not a normal life.
As nobody believes Armin Sonntag, not even Luis, it’s quite a big surprise when one day, three awkward little aliens (Mog, Nag and Wabo) crash-land right in front of Luis. Excited and without bias, Luis wants to show his Dad his discovery and finds out that his father would ‘shockfrost’ his new friends. Meanwhile, the school principal suspects that Luis cannot be getting the attention and upbringing from his father that the boy needs and decides that Luis should be sent to a boarding school.
A wild adventure starts where Luis and his friends from outer space try to reach the huge mothership, to bring the aliens home. And perhaps Luis should just leave with them to get away from all these problems here on Earth…
Luis and the Aliens was produced by Jana Bohl, Emely Christians, Viola Lütten, Jean-Marie Musique, and Christine Parisse.