FX Whiz John Dykstra Helming “Super Zero”

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The man who helped make "Star Wars," "Caddyshack" and "Inglorious Basterds" in career spanning nearly 40 years is finally getting to take a ride in the director's chair.

John Dykstra, whose most recent film, "X-Men: First Class," won its opening weekend, will direct "Super Zero," an adaptation of Jeff Lemire's award-winning comic book "Tales From the Farm."

"Tales" is part of Lemire's "Essek County" series, and tells the story of Lester, an orphaned 10-year-old who goes to live with his uncle a farm. Upon realizing that he and his uncle don't get along, Lester turns to Jimmy LeBeuf, the local gas station owner, with whom he discovers a love of superheroes, aliens and hockey.

"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," Dykstra told Variety.

Thew film will live-action, but loaded withj special effects and producers hope to make a big splash at next year's ComicCon. You can check out the official trailer below.

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