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Weinsteins tap ‘Igor’ helmer

Leondis to direct CG pic

The Weinstein Co. has tapped Tony Leondis to direct CG pic “Igor.”

Leondis served as scribe on animated films “The Prince of Egypt” and “Home on the Range.” He also helmed homevid release “Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch.”

“Igor,” from Exodus Film Group, examines the machinations of a mad scientist’s assistant. Christian Slater and John Cleese are among those voicing characters.

John Eraklis and Max Howard produce; Chris McKenna is penning the script.

TWC hit it big with CG pic “Hoodwinked” and has invested in the genre with “Igor” as well as “Escape From Planet Earth” and a “Hoodwinked” sequel.

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