After the two bad experiences of Office Space and Idiocracy, I couldn’t blame Mike Judge if he never wanted to go near a movie studio again. I figured that if we did see another Judge film, it would be in another five years or so, like the gap between his first two live action pictures. But Judge is jumping back into the game and not letting his latest Fox manhandling get him down. He’ll be directing Jason Bateman in Extract, the first film to come from the Ternion Productions banner, the company that Judge formed with John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.
Here’s all that we know of the film: Written by Judge, Extract explores what it’s like to be the boss when everything seems to be shifting around you.
[Edit from Russ: The Hollywood Reporter offers a bit more detail: Extract follows a flower extract plant owner dealing with
workplace issues and a stream of bad luck, including his wife’s affair
with a gigolo.]
That’s interesting – Judge is coming from a very, very different direction than Office Space, that’s for sure.
Miramax will be distributing Extract, which means Judge’s Tom Rothman doll will not get any new needles in it for the foreseeable future.