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‘Zita the Spacegirl’ Animated Movie in the Works at Fox

Fox Animation has acquired the “Zita the Spacegirl” trilogy of books by Ben Hatke, and set up the project at Chernin Entertainment to produce.

Darlene Caamano Loquet will oversee the project for Fox Animation. The screenwriting team of Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles will adapt the books, which follow the titular Zita as she leaps to the rescue when her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult — taking on humanoid chickens, ancient prophecies, doomed planets, and a mystery man who takes a secret interest in her quests along the way.

Hatke’s credits include the children’s titles “Nobody Likes a Goblin,” “Julia’s House for Lost Creatures,” and “Little Robot,” which won an Eisner Award.

Jurgenson and Ankeles’ writing credits include “Hyperdrive” for Paramount, “Subdivision” for Universal, and “Dead Run” for Lionsgate. Jurgenson also wrote the horror comedy “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.”

Hatke is repped by APA, Hansen Literary, and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum. Jurgenson is repped by APA, Jonathan Hung, and attorney Rob Szymanski. Ankeles is repped by CAA, Kaplan/Perrone, and attorney Stephen Clark.

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