Mike Judge will direct and Jason Bateman will star in the comedy Extract, the first project to be produced under Judge's new company, Ternion Productions, which he formed with writer/producers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.
Written by Judge, Extract explores what it's like to be the boss when everything seems to be shifting around you.
Miramax will distribute in North America. Altschuler is producing alongside Michael Rotenberg. Tom Lassally and Krinsky executive produce.
MRC has also preemptively acquired Altschuler and Krinsky's spec script Brigadier Gerard. The comedy is set in the Napoleonic era and is based on a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Ternion is attaching a director to shoot in 2009.
Judge, who wrote and directed Office Space, is the creator of "Beavis and Butthead" and "King of the Hill," which he produced with Altschuler and Krinsky.
Altschuler and Krinsky wrote Blades of Glory and are penning Brothers of Invention in addition to finishing work on The Jetsons.