According to Variety, The Weinstein Co. is continuing its animation run by picking up North American rights to Exodus Film Group's upcoming CG-animated comedy Igor.

Penned by Chris McKenna, Igor is a twist on the monster genre, following a mad scientist's hunchbacked lab assistant who has big dreams of winning the Evil Science Fair.

The film will expand on Exodus' upcoming animated short Igor: Unholy Frijoles. The short features such voice talent as Christian Slater in the lead role, with Jay Leno, Steve Buscemi and John Cleese supporting.

No cast or helmer is set for the feature-length Igor pic, which is in pre-production.