The Weinstein Co. has picked up the rights to the new CG-animated film, Igor.

Variety says the flick is a twist on the monster genre that follows a mad scientist's hunchbacked lab assistant, who has big dreams of winning the Evil Science Fair.

The script is written by Chris McKenna and is based on the short Igor: Unholy Frijoles which features the voice talents of Christian Slater as the lead, and with Jay Leno, Steve Buscemi and John Cleese as supporting characters.

No cast or director has been set for the new Igor film which is currently in pre-production.