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VFX icon John Dykstra to direct SUPER ZERO

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 7th, 2011

With X-MEN: FIRST CLASS opening up to $56 million this past weekend, it appears as though everyone involved is set to see their careers take quite a boost.

One of the names that doesn’t really need the bump, but appears to be getting it, is VFX icon John Dykstra. After working on films like STAR WARS: EPISODE IV and SPIDER-MAN 2, Variety has revealed that he’ll now make his directorial debut with SUPER ZERO.

The film is an adaptation of the Jeff Lemire graphic novel Tales From The Farm, and follows the story of a young orphan who lives with his uncle, only to start creating a fantasy world with a local gas station owner, inhabiting it with imaginary aliens and superheroes.

As a fan of Lemire’s work, particularly the post-apocalyptic Sweet Tooth, this is really an interesting project. I think it’s safe to assume that the film will have its fair share of effects, and frankly, with a narrative like the one that the source material has, this is really a film to keep an eye on.

John Carr is penning the screenplay, so the team of Dykstra and Carr have a lot of hype to live up to, but it sounds like this one should be able to do just that.

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