Mike Judge will direct and Jason Bateman will star in the comedy Extract, the first project to be produced under Judge's new production company, Ternion Productions, which he formed with writer-producers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.

According to Variety, Extract, penned by Judge, explores what it's like to be the boss when everything seems to be shifting around you.

Miramax will distribute in North America.

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.

Brian B.