John Dykstra Tackles “Super Zero”

Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor John Dykstra (“Spider-Man 2,” “X-Men: First Class”) has scored first feature as a director – “Super Zero” reports Variety.

Based on Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel “Tales From the Farm,” the family-friendly story follows an orphaned 10-year-old who goes to live on a farm with his uncle. As their relationship grows strained, he befriends the town’s gas station owner, a former pro hockey player, and the pair escape into a private fantasy world of superheroes and alien invaders.

The project is a live action feature with extensive effects sequences to be handled by Rhythm & Hues Studios. John Carr has penned a screenplay while Steven Gilder and Alec Chorches are producing.