The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that John Dykstra is set to make his directorial debut on "Tortoise and Hippo" for Walden Media and Relevant Entertainment. It is an animation adventure flick based on a real-life event written by "Shrek" co-writer Roger S.H. Schulman.
Producing the film is Mike Menchel, while Andrew Adamson is still in final negotiations to produce the live-action and photo-real computer-animated film. "Tortoise and Hippo" is slated for a 2007 release.