'Simpsons' director signs for 'Pet'
David Silverman will develop the live-action sci-fi comedyDavid Silverman, who most recently helmed "The Simpsons Movie," has signed on to develop and direct "The Pet," a live-action sci-fi family comedy for Disney. Scott Rudin and Craig Perry are producing.
The project, written by Matt Lieberman, centers on an everyday guy who becomes the pet of a group of aliens.
Sheila Hanahan Taylor and Mark Roybal are exec producing.
Brigham Taylor and Casey Wolfe are overseeing for Disney.
Silverman, a longtime director-producer of Fox's "The Simpsons," directed DreamWorks' "El Dorado" in 2000 and co-directed Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." in 2001.
Silverman is repped by Endeavor and Greenlit.
Borys Kit reported from Los Angeles; Gregg Goldstein reported from New York.