John Dykstra, the visual effects supervisor for “X-Men: First Class,” may soon have the title of director under his sleeve. According to a new report, he might get behind the camera for a movie based on Jeff Lemire's “Tales From the Farm.”
Variety has indicated that the film is set to be re-titled “Super Zero," and a screenplay has already been written by John Carr, with Alec Chorches and Steven Gilder attached to produce. The movie will be live action, but it will use some visual effects, too.
The producers plan to push the film heavily at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.
While Dykstra hasn’t directed a feature film thus far, he has been a second unit director, and he’s won a pair of Oscars for his visual effects work in 1978's “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" and 2005's "Spider-Man 2."
“I've been so involved in films that are primarily based on the action sequences and over-the-top visuals that this to me was incredibly attractive just based on the depth of the characters and the evocative nature of the story,” said Dykstra.
“Tales From the Farm” is the first volume of a trilogy, and it follows the life of a 10-year-old boy who has experienced tragedy and uses a fantasy world to cope with it.
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