Judge And Bateman Board Extract

Office Space director lines up new film

Mike Judge has not had an awful lot of luck of the movie front. Office Space is passionately beloved by its fans, but it's still very much a cult hit, at least in the UK where most people have never heard of it. And his sophomore film, Idiocracy, was the victim of completely bungled distribution and ultimately seen by three people and a goldfish. So, we're hoping he has more good fortune with Extract, particular since he's signed one of our favourite people to star.

Judge has recruited Jason Bateman to play the lead in a film that Variety describes as being about "what it's like to be the boss when everything seems to be shifting around you". Damned if we know what that means, but then Office Space's plot doesn't sound like a whole lot of anything if you boil it down to a sentence: 'A man really doesn't like his job and another is very possessive of his stapler'.