HOLLYWOOD - Sixteen years after Steven Spielberg's "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" became a box office smash, the director's DreamWorks studio has bought a screenplay and the feature film rights to the book, "Extraterrestrials: A Field Guide for Earthlings," sources said.
The project, which will be re-titled "Alien Zoo," is about an alien ship that crash lands on Earth, where the aliens are moved to a zoo. When they escape, they begin wreaking havoc.
The project, which Disney also bid on, is a special-effects, big-budget vehicle. The book was published in 1994 by Camden House and was written by Terence Dickenson and Adolf Schaller.
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