Silverman rolls over for Dis' 'Pet'


David 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.