Chris Wedge (“Ice Age”) is set to direct the animated feature “Leaf Men” for 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios says Variety.
An adaptation of William Joyce’s “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs”, the story follows a bug troop who do everything they can to save a garden from the wrath of an evil spider queen.
With nowhere left to turn, the bugs ask the Leaf Men for help. Jim Hart adapted the illustrated kid’s novel into a script.
Initially setup at Fox, the studio seemed to turn it down until Wedge offered the project to Disney/Pixar at which time they suddenly wanted Wedge to make it for them.