From the Reporter:
An animated adaptation of British writer Veronica Cossanteli's popular middle grade novel The Extincts is in the works at the recently launched entertainment finance, development and production company Cirrina Studios.
David Lipman (producer of Shrek 2) will adapt the project for the big screen, with Oscar-winning filmmaker and author/illustrator William “Bill” Joyce helming. ...
Mr. Joyce is nothing if not prolific. He's created over fifty children's books, award-winning shorts, and founded Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Moonbot was going great guns until last year. Then there were layoffs, and questions whether the studio would survive. In April Joyce said he intended to keep Moonbot going, but it appears there will be a detour while he directs The Extincts. It would seem Mr. Joyce will be relocating to France, at least for awhile.