Adam McKay and Will Ferrell to Executive Produce Super-Villain Themed Animated Film ‘Henchmen’

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Deadline reports that Gary Sanchez Productions’ Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy have signed on to become creative collaborators and executive producers on Henchmen, a feature-length adaptation of the SIGGRAPH 2014 short “Henchmen: Ill Suited,” from Bron Studios. The film is officially described as follows:

“Hank is a lowly class three henchmen in the Union of Evil. It’s not how he pictured his career, but as he says, ‘you just play the cards you’re dealt.’ When Hank is forced to train an excitable young dreamer, he offers the same trite poker metaphor. Instead, the boy steals an amazing super suit, changing everything. Hank enlists a woman from his past Jolene, to help extricate the Kid from suit. Soon, the Kid has fled, and worse, Jolene has been kidnapped. Worst of all, Hank has realized he is in love. Now Hank must break his ‘risk nothing’ code, to save the boy he’s befriended, the woman he loves, and the entire free world!”

Adam Wood, who wrote and directed the original short film, is directing from a script re-written by SNL‘s Dennis McNicholas. The production is targeting a 2016 debut. In the meantime, you can check out a teaser for the short below!

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HENCHMEN TEASER 2014 from Bron Studios Inc. on Vimeo.