Tony Leondis has been hired to direct the CG-animated comedy, Igor for Weinstein Co. and Exodus Film Group.

The flick follows the hunchbacked lab assistant Igor (voiced by Christian Slater), who dreams of becoming a scientist like his devilish boss (John Cleese) and winning a first-place award at the annual Evil Science Fair. Steve Buscemi will voice the role of Igor's smart but grumpy lab rabbit, The Hollywood Reporter adds.

A 2007 release has been set for Igor.