Mike Judge, whose debut film Office Space has become a cult comedy classic, is heading back to the workplace with his new film, Extract. According to Variety, the film will look at “what it’s like to be the boss when everything seems to be shifting around you.” In this case, the boss will be Jason Bateman.
This is welcome news for fans of Judge’s work as both a film director and as creator of the cartoon series Beavis And Butthead and King Of The Hill. After Judge’s second film Idiocracy (2006), got unceremoniously dumped in just a few theaters by some boneheads at Twentieth Century Fox, Judge sounded as if he didn’t want to direct another film. (Idiocracy is now quietly building its own cult audience on DVD.) Fortunately, he has had a change of mind. Let’s hope that the folks at Miramax, who are set to distribute Extract, treat Judge and the film with a bit more of the respect he deserves.