Zathura


1h 53m 2005

Brief Synopsis

After their father leaves for work, leaving them in the care of their older sister, six-year-old Danny and ten-year old Walter discover an old tattered metal board game, "Zathura." After trying unsuccessfully to get his brother to play the game with him, Danny starts to play on his own. From his first move, Danny realizes this is no ordinary board game. His spaceship marker moves by itself and when it lands on a space, a card is ejected, which reads: "Meteor shower, take evasive action." The house is immediately pummeled from above by hot, molten meteors. When Danny and Walter look up through the gaping hole in their roof, they discover, to their horror that they have propelled into deepest, darkest outer space. And they are not alone. Danny and Walter realize that unless they finish the game they'll be trapped in outer space forever. With every turn, they confront one incredible obstacle after another: They accidentally put their sister Lisa into a deep cryonic sleep, are chased by a crazed, malfunctioning six-foot robot, rescue a stranded astronaut and are besieged by lizard-like, carnivorous creatures called Zorgons. With the help of the astronaut, Danny and Walter begin to put their petty fraternal differences aside, work together to overcome the obstacles they encounter and attempt to finish the game so they can go home. But all their efforts may be in vain when they face their biggest challenge of all--a battle against an intense gravitational pull into the void of the dark planet Zathura.

Film Details

Also Known As
Zathura - ett rymdäventyr, Zathura: A Space Adventure, Zathura: una aventura espacial
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Sequel
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Danielle Conroy
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Culver City, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

After their father leaves for work, leaving them in the care of their older sister, six-year-old Danny and ten-year old Walter discover an old tattered metal board game, "Zathura." After trying unsuccessfully to get his brother to play the game with him, Danny starts to play on his own. From his first move, Danny realizes this is no ordinary board game. His spaceship marker moves by itself and when it lands on a space, a card is ejected, which reads: "Meteor shower, take evasive action." The house is immediately pummeled from above by hot, molten meteors. When Danny and Walter look up through the gaping hole in their roof, they discover, to their horror that they have propelled into deepest, darkest outer space. And they are not alone. Danny and Walter realize that unless they finish the game they'll be trapped in outer space forever. With every turn, they confront one incredible obstacle after another: They accidentally put their sister Lisa into a deep cryonic sleep, are chased by a crazed, malfunctioning six-foot robot, rescue a stranded astronaut and are besieged by lizard-like, carnivorous creatures called Zorgons. With the help of the astronaut, Danny and Walter begin to put their petty fraternal differences aside, work together to overcome the obstacles they encounter and attempt to finish the game so they can go home. But all their efforts may be in vain when they face their biggest challenge of all--a battle against an intense gravitational pull into the void of the dark planet Zathura.

Crew

Laurence Abrams

Boom Operator

Alicia Accardo

Script Supervisor

Brian Adams

Visual Effects

Julie Adrianson Neary

Visual Effects

Gregory P Alcus

On-Set Dresser

Matthew Alper

Assistant Camera

Alfonso Alpuerto

Animator

Michael Amorelli

Rigging Gaffer

Michael A Amundson

Assistant Director

Jason Anderson

Digital Effects Artist

Cynthia Aragon

Rotoscope Animator

Christopher Arreola

Visual Effects

Patrick Ballin

Visual Effects Editor

Amanda Baudo

Animal Wrangler

Joe Bauer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Greg Baxter

Visual Effects

Bob Beemer

Sound Mixer

Jon G Belyeu

Special Effects Supervisor

Jennifer Bender

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Frank Bennett

Original Music

Hans Berggren

Assistant Director

Allison Bergstrand

Assistant

Les Bernstein

Dp/Cinematographer

Les Bernstein

Director Of Photography

Corwin Bibb

Best Boy Electric

Peter Billingsley

Coproducer

Kelly Birrer

Props

Adam Blantz

Sound Mixer

Roberto Blasini

Camera Operator

Arthur Blum

Dolly Grip

Russell Bobbitt

Property Master

Bonnie Borst

Song

Greg Ten Bosch

Sound Effects Editor

Tatjana Bozinovski

Rotoscope Animator

Laura J Breakey

Production Assistant

Claire Breaux

Production Assistant

Darrel D Bricker

Foreman

Tristan Brighty

Assistant Editor

Mark Brooks

Stunts

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Bob F Brown

Stunts

Logan Brown

Stunts

Eric Bruhwiler

Digital Effects Artist

Samantha Bryant

Assistant

Ray Bulinski

Craft Service

Chris L Burton

Special Effects Foreman

Richard Burton

Sound Effects Editor

John Butiu

Modelmaker

Bonjin Byun

Visual Effects

Thelvin Cabezas

Visual Effects

D Walt Cameron

Digital Effects Artist

Grady Campbell

Digital Effects Artist

Tamara Carlson-woodard

Art Department

Tamara Carlson-woodard

Puppeteer

Onny P Carr

Visual Effects

Michael Cashore

Digital Effects Artist

Enrique Chediak

Director Of Photography

Enrique Chediak

Dp/Cinematographer

John Colby

Song

Joseph Conmy

Visual Effects Producer

Danielle Conroy

Production Insurance

Kyle Cooper

Titles

Ken Coronet

Art Department

Jason Crosby

Cg Supervisor

Christian Cunningham

Visual Effects

Lisa Joelle Curtis

Assistant Production Coordinator

Sean Cushing

Visual Effects Producer

Cory Czekaj

Special Effects Technician

Louis D'esposito

Unit Production Manager

Louis D'esposito

Executive Producer

Ken Dackerman

Digital Effects Artist

Jessica Daniels

Casting Assistant

Peter R. Davidson

Set Designer

Brian C Davis

Visual Effects

Robert Davis Oh

Visual Effects

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Michael De Luca

Producer

Michelle A De Mayo

Accounting Assistant

John Debney

Music

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Jeff Deist

Special Effects Technician

Chris Del Conte

Visual Effects Producer

Matt Dessero

Digital Effects Artist

Kristen Detwiler

Assistant

Matthew Devitt

Best Boy Grip

Louis Dicesare

Gaffer

Amy Disarro

Makeup Artist

Laurette Dobson

Script Supervisor

Katherine Kelsey Donovan

Production Assistant

John J. Downey

Special Effects Technician

Scott Drinon

Dolly Grip

Colin Drobnis

Visual Effects

David Drzewiecki

Director Of Photography

David Drzewiecki

Dp/Cinematographer

Chad Dunn

Animal Wrangler

Timothy Eaton

Visual Effects Editor

Tiff Eaves

Song

Tiff Eaves

Song Performer

Tom Elder-groebe

Visual Effects

Fish Essenfeld

Digital Effects Artist

Robert Fernandez

Music Scoring Mixer

Ted Field

Executive Producer

Alison Fisher

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Robin Fisichella

Production Supervisor

Donald Flick

Foley Editor

Stephen Hunter Flick

Sound Design

Andy Flores

Painter

Linda Flowers

Hair Stylist

Eric Fogel

Other

Eric Fogel

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Doug Forrest

Digital Effects Artist

Bruce Franklin

Assistant Director

Donald L. Frazee

Special Effects Technician

Stacey Frederick

Assistant Editor

Camille Freer

Assistant Camera

Jenny Fulle

Visual Effects Producer

Lauri Gaffin

Set Decorator

Robb Gardner

Visual Effects

Harry Garvin

Camera Operator

Harry Garvin

Steadicam Operator

Mitch Gates

3-D Artist

Andy Gauvreau

Visual Effects

Joseph Gigantelli

Animator

Ben Girard

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nathalie Gonthier

Rotoscope Animator

Randy Goux

Visual Effects Supervisor

Sandra Granovsky

Assistant Editor

Rebecca Gregg

Assistant Costume Designer

Tad Griffith

Stunts

Hal Groshon

Chief Lighting Technician

Steven Guerrero

Best Boy Grip

Dawn Guinta

Digital Effects Artist

Vincent Guisetti

Foley Artist

Harry Gundersen

Visual Effects

Dana Gustafson

Foley Editor

Glen Gustafson

Matte Painter

Walt Hadfield

Construction Coordinator

John Haley

Visual Effects

Jason Halverson

Visual Effects

Shannon Hamed

Production Coordinator

Tom Hammer

Song

Reid Harper

Stunts

Scott Harper

Digital Effects Artist

Thomas Robinson Harper

Stunt Coordinator

Todd Harris

Assistant Sound Editor

Tom Hartig

Boom Operator

Ray Harvie

Storyboard Artist

Matthew Haskins

Assistant Camera

Rich Haugen

Puppeteer

Rich Haugen

Mechanical Special Effects

Eric Hayden

Painter

Seth Hays

Special Effects Technician

Seth Hays

Puppeteer

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Matt Heimlich

Mechanical Special Effects

Matt Heimlich

Puppeteer

Richard O Helmer

Special Effects Technician

Dan Henley

Transportation Captain

Tim Henley

Transportation Co-Captain

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Chuck Hessey

Special Effects Foreman

Tanya Noel Hill

Music Editor

Timothy Hillman

Location Manager

Jay M Hirsch

Special Effects Foreman

Chris Holmes

Digital Effects Artist

Carrie Holt Delama

Costumer

Erica Hornung

Digital Effects Artist

Melanie Hughes-weaver

Makeup

Jennifer Hunt

Visual Effects

Ken Hunter

Location Manager

Jay Huntoon

Video Assist/Playback

Bob Hurrie

Miniatures

Greg Hurst

Production Assistant

Hiroshi Kan Ikeuchi

Mechanical Special Effects

Hiroshi Kan Ikeuchi

Puppeteer

Wade Ivy

Rotoscope Animator

Pat Jackson

Tutor

Brian Jaecker-jones

Puppeteer

Ian Jenkins

Visual Effects

Eva Jensen

Tutor

Ross Jensen

Accounting Assistant

Andrew Jones

Digital Effects Supervisor

Kent Jones

Concept Artist

John Joyce

Miniatures

Michael Joyce

Miniatures

Joseph Judd

Special Effects Technician

Kurt Judson

Visual Effects

Jason Ray Jurica

Key Grip

Mark Jurinko

Puppeteer

Mark Jurinko

Art Department

Mike Justus

Stunts

Pamela Nedd Kahn

Foley Artist

Alice Kaiserian

Animator

John Kamps

Screenplay

Timothy Kane

Assistant Camera

Joanie Karnowski

Digital Effects Artist

Hiroshi Katagiri

Concept Artist

Amy Kaufman

Casting Director

Shawn Kautz

Stunts

Taryn P. Kelly

Visual Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Zathura - ett rymdäventyr, Zathura: A Space Adventure, Zathura: una aventura espacial
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Sequel
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Danielle Conroy
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Culver City, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 11, 2005

Released in United States on Video February 7, 2006

The novel "Zathura" by Chris Van Allsburg was previously developed as the sequel to "Jumanji" (USA/1995) but is now being developed into a separate feature.

Columbia optioned Chris Van Allsburg's novel before it was published in 2002.

David Koepp's scripting deal valued at $3.5 million.

Released in United States Fall November 11, 2005

Released in United States on Video February 7, 2006