Film: 2009: July: G-Force

Coming at you with G-Force

Release Date: July 24, 2009

Photo left: "G-FORCE" (L-R) Zach Galifianakis, Kelli Garner Ph: Robert Zuckerman © Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer brings his first 3D film to the big screen with G-FORCE, a comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage.

Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws.

Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of SAM ROCKWELL), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of TRACY MORGAN), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of PENELOPE CRUZ), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of NICOLAS CAGE), the computer and information specialist.

Photo left: "G-FORCE" (L-R) Blaster, Bucky, Darwin © Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Along the way, the G-FORCE encounters myriad other members of the animal kingdom, including pet shop layabout Hurley (voice of JON FAVREAU) and the rabidly territorial hamster Bucky (voice of STEVE BUSCEMI).

Directed by Academy Award®-winning visual effects master Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr.—G-FORCE takes audiences on a high-octane thrill ride.

This proves that once and for all that the world needs bigger heroes.

G-Force will be released nationwide in theaters on July 24, 2009.

ALL-STAR GAME®, GRAND-SLAM MILLION-TICKET SWEEPSTAKES

G-FORCE teams up with Major League Baseball for the G-Force Grand Slam Sweepstakes. If a grand slam is hit during the All-Star Game on July 14, the first million people who have entered on Disney.com/grandslam will win a free ticket to see “G-FORCE” on its opening day, July 24, 2009.

Details about the sweepstakes, how to enter and what happens if a grand slam is hit are all available at Disney.com/grandslam.

Behind G-Force

Preschooler’s Class Guinea Pig Sparks Film Concept

“The genesis of the movie is interesting,” says director Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr. “I’d wanted to develop a project that broke new ground visually; it was actually my five-year-old son who came up with the spark of the idea. He brought home the class guinea pig from preschool and started talking about guinea pigs as soldiers, wearing uniforms and little army helmets. So I said, ‘Well, why not have a band of these guys who are secret agents?’

“We all laughed,” continues Yeatman, “but then I got on the internet and found some really interesting and bizarre stories about animals being trained by the American government for covert activities, including cats, dolphins, sharks and insects. It just lit up the imagination and off we went.”

“Out of the mouths of babes,” says producer Jerry Bruckheimer. “The idea was utterly off- the-wall, which was just fine with us, because it was also completely original. The amazing thing is that the fantasy element of ‘G-FORCE’ is based on certain realities. For years, the government has engaged in top-secret programs in which they train animals to help defend the nation—from dolphins detecting mines to cockroaches carrying recording devices. So we kicked it to the next level—what if a scientist figured out a way to not only train such animals, but to actually communicate with them?”

Building on the guinea-pigs-as-secret-agents concept, filmmakers created a G-Force that consists of three guinea pigs, a star-nosed mole and a house fly—all extremely dedicated to their work. “They know that at any given moment, the fate of the world may very well be in their paws,” says Bruckheimer.

But to make the movie work—and be somewhat believable—the animals had to communicate somehow. Enter
character Dr. Ben Kendall, the genius behind the film’s G-Force. “His breakthrough is the fact that they
actually have little headsets, and the headsets allow them to speak fluent English,” says Yeatman. “In the movie, animals have always been able to understand English. In their world, they speak just like we do, but to communicate with humans, they have to wear that headset.”

Dr. Kendall’s secret operation includes an amazing array of gadgetry that aids in G-Force’s efforts. From motorized exercise balls to night vision to tiny militarized PDAs, the G-Force is aptly outfitted to save the world. “They have a base-jumping low-altitude parasail,” says Yeatman. “When they need to jump to the top of the roofs they have a rocket assist. In the world of ‘G-FORCE,’ the guinea pigs have lots of really cool gizmos.”

The G-Force’s training and high-tech spy equipment are put to the test when they uncover a billionaire industrialist’s sinister plan to destroy the world. Duty calls, and the G-Force springs into action.

G-Force (Voices) Cast

CAST: Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, with the voices of Nicolas Cage,
Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan
DIRECTOR: Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr.
SCREENPLAY BY: The Wibberleys, based on a story by Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr. and
David P.I. James
PRODUCER: Jerry Bruckheimer
GENRE: Comedy-Adventure
RATING: PG
RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2009
Notes:
• Director and visual effects master Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr. has teamed with producer
Jerry Bruckheimer on such movies as “Armageddon,” “Con Air” and “The Rock.” G-FORCE is
Yeatman’s directorial debut.
• G-FORCE is producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s first 3D movie.
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