William Shatner to star in adaptation of Aliens Ate My Homework

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Aliens Ate My Homework. Sounds like a more legitimate excuse than dogs eating my homework. After all, what could my beloved canines possibly find appetising about eating my laptop?

Aliens Ate My Homework is also the name of a popular 1993 novel by prolific author Bruce Coville that is set to get the Hollywood adaptation treatment. As much as Coville has been prolific with his writing, having published more than 100 books in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres, it looks like the lead for this adaptation will be played by an even more prolific thespian, William Shatner. Shatner is already a sci-fi legend having originally play Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series and films and appear in over 200 films and TV shows over the years.

According to Universal Picture Home Entertainment Shatner will be playing Phil, a talking alien plant that travels to Earth and teams up with a 12-year old boy. Despite the popularity of the book though the film is not going to be getting the big budget treatment and will instead be going straight to DVD. Probably a sign that this could not be a good film at all. Alongside Shatner, Aliens Ate My Homework will also star Dan Payne, Kirsten Robek, Tristan Risk, Alex Zahara and Jayden Grieg as the central human character from the book series.

It might be a small movie, but if Universal does end up making a success out of this movie, it’s likely we could also see some of Coville’s other big works in the series such as I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X, The Search for Snout, and Aliens Stole My Body being adapted to film as well.

You can expect to Aliens Ate My Homework sometime in 2018.

Last Updated: September 5, 2017

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