Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder) is taking his brand of humor to space. He’s also going to be doing it with a romantic comedy twist,according to reports. The actor turned writer has signed on to write a draft of Space Invader for 20th Century Fox. The project, which originally had Fido director Andrew Currie and stars Will Arnett, follows the story of a space shuttle janitor who becomes jealous of his astronaut girlfriend and her trip to the international space station with an all-American rival. It is based on an original script by Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger.
Below is an outline of the plot.
Doug, the space shuttle janitor, watches helplessly as his astronaut girlfriend heads off on a 3 month International Space Station mission with Stamp Majors, all-American astronaut superstar and philanthropist (think a cross between a real life version of Buzz Lightyear, and the character Owen Wilson plays in Meet The Parents). He begins to think that the two are getting it on and decides to intervene.
There’s no word on how much Theroux will change the story from what Lisbe and Reger originally wrote.