It’s our pleasure to bring you the exclusive trailer reveal for a new, out-of-this-world DIRECTV and Viva Pictures release, the animated, family-friendly film, Luis and the Aliens! In this sci-fi flick, young Luis doesn’t share his UFO-obsessed dad in believing in aliens, so when a trio of extraterrestrials crash-land in front of his eyes, Luis finds himself caught up in a wild, worlds-spanning adventure.
Directed by Oscar-winners Christoph Lauenstein and Wolfgang Lauenstein (Balance) and Sean McCormack, and written by the Lauensteins with revisions by Joe Vitale and punch-ups by Jeffrey Hylton, Luis and the Aliens stars 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).
Producers include Jana Bohl (Producer/Studio Manager), Emely Christians (Producer), Viola Lütten (Line Producer), Jean-Marie Musique (Producer) and Christine Parisse (Producer). Look for the film on DIRECTV July 19th before its Viva Pictures’ limited theatrical and OnDemand release August 17th.
Check out our exclusive trailer reveal below:
And here’s the official synopsis for Luis and the Aliens:
Growing up as half-orphan with an Ufologist-Dad (Armin Sonntag) who’s obsessed to prove to the whole world that alien exist, 12 year old Luis hasn’t 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…