6 Aug 2009

Celebrities have raided their attics for items to be auctioned from Thursday 6 August at 7pm to coincide with the opening of Aliens in the Attic in cinemas from the 12 August.  

Twentieth Century Fox have teamed up with The Children’s Society and ebay.co.uk to launch an exclusive Attic Amnesty Auction to raise money for The Children’s Society to coincide with the release of Twentieth Century Fox’s new movie Aliens in the Attic, in cinemas this August.

The ten-day auction starts tonight Thursday 6 August at 7pm and runs until Sunday 16 August. A host of celebrities have raided their attics in support with items donated from amongst others: Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey, Alesha Dixon, Sir John Major, Kevin Pietersen, Lemar, The Saturdays, Emma Watson, JLS, Julie Walters, Simon Webbe, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Katie Melua, Boyzone and stars of the film itself Ashley Tinsdale (High School Musical) and Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2: The Streets).

ALIENS IN THE ATTIC is a family adventure comedy starring Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) and Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2: The Streets). When the Pearsons go on holiday, little do they know that their holiday home is soon to be invaded by knee high aliens on a mission to destroy the Earth!

The film starts with the Pearson’s arriving for their summer holiday at a three-story holiday house in the middle of nowhere. Stuart Pearson (Kevin Nealon) and his wife Nina (Gillian Vigman) head a family that includes adorable seven-year-old, Hannah (Ashley Boettcher); 15-year-old Tom (Carter Jenkins), a techno-geek whose grades have gone south; and big sister Bethany (Ashley Tisdale), who’s just returned from a secret outing with boyfriend Ricky Dillman (Robert Hoffman).

Tom takes charge when the kids come to realise that the mind control device that the aliens have implanted in Ricky only works on grownups, giving them a fighting chance against the invaders. But with that comes the extra responsibility to protect the adults by keeping the aliens’ existence a secret.

As the battle continues, the laughs, action and danger escalate. But the kids rise to the occasion, finding new strengths and self-sufficiency. It soon becomes clear that the aliens never stood a chance….

ALIENS IN THE ATTIC will be released in the UK and Ireland on Wednesday 12 August 2009.

Notes to Editors:

For more information on the Celebrity Attic Amnesty please contact Concorde Media: Sharon Harriott, Tel: 020 7297 3342
Email: sharon@concordemedia.com

For UK Publicity please contact 20th Century Fox UK: Kate Riddell, Tel: 020 7753 7168
Email: Kate.riddell@fox.com

For UK Promotions please contact 20th Century Fox UK: Jennifer Tang, Tel: 020 7753 7142
Email: jennifer.tang@fox.com

The Children’s Society please contact: Valery Lawrence, Tel: 020 7841 4422
Email: va@childsoc.org.uk or visit www.childrenssociety.org.uk

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