Visual effects supervisor John Dykstra has been set to make his directorial debut with the graphic novel adaptation Super Zero.

The project is based on Jeff Lemire's graphic novel Tales From the Farm, which follows an orphaned 10-year-old boy who goes to live on his uncle's farm. He befriends a local gas station owner, who used to be a pro hockey player, and they both escape into a bizarre fantasy world filled with aliens and superheroes.

John Carr is adapting the graphic novel for the silver screen, with Steven Gilder and Alec Chorches producing. The visual effects house Rhythm & Hues Studios is developing the project.

John Dykstra's effects work can be seen on the big screen now with X-Men: First Class. He has won two Oscars for visual effects with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and Spider-Man 2. He has served as a second unit director before, but has never helmed a feature on his own.

No production schedule was given for Super Zero.