Earlier this week, it was revealed that Fox Animation has picked up Eisner Awarding-winning writer Ben Hatke’s series Zita the Spacegirl with Chernin Entertainment to produce.  According to Deadline, screenwriters Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles are set to adapt Hatke’s graphic novels.  The story focuses on Zita, a young girl who is forced to become an intergalactic hero after her best friend is abducted by “an alien doomsday cult.”


This past July, Hatke won the Will Eisner award for Best Publication for Early Readers for his work on Little Robot, which was published through First Second. Hatke’s other writing credits include Nobody Likes A Goblin and Mighty Jack.

For their part, Jurgenson and Ankeles have worked on projects including HyperdriveSubdivision, and Dead Run.  Most notably, Jurgenson penned Tucker and Dale vs Evil.

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