Bron Studios today announced that they will be tackling their first animated feature film, Henchmen. Among the stars set to lend their voices to the project are James Marsden (The D Train, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley,” The Wolf of Wall Street), Rosario Dawson (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” Top Five), Alfred Molina (Love is Strange, Spider-Man 2), Nathan Fillion (“Castle”), Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Rob Riggle (Dumb and Dumber To, 21 Jump Street), Craig Robinson (This is The End, Hot Tub Time Machine) and Will Sasso (The Three Stooges). There’s even already an animated short available that offers a look at the film’s fantasy world. Check it out in the player below and, in the gallery viewer below, check out an early poster design!
In a hidden world of super-villains, evil schemes and global domination… someone has to take out the trash! Welcome to the world of Henchmen. When fresh-faced new recruit Lester (Middleditch) joins the Union of Evil, he is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers including Stew (Robinson), Jane (Krakowski) and led by fallen henchmen Hank (Marsden). Having survived a shift working for The Gluttonator (Sasso), they are assigned to the Vault of Villainy where Lester accidentally steals the ultimate weapon. Meanwhile, the evil Baron Blackout (Molina) and his first-class henchmen Biff (Riggle), are poised to defeat their nemesis Captain Superior (Fillion) and take over the entire world. In order to save Lester and his team, as well as Jolene (Dawson), the woman he loves, Hank must break his “risk nothing” code and become the one thing he has always avoided… being a hero.
A Bron Studios production in association with CW Media Finance, Henchmen is written and directed by Adam Wood (Escape from Planet Earth, Space Chimps), produced by Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert and Luke Carroll; and executive produced by Jason Cloth of CW Media Finance and Bron’s Brenda Gilbert. WME Global is handling sales of the film outside Canada. Entertainment One (eOne) will distribute the picture in Canada.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have such exceptional actors bring life to the characters in our film,” says Aaron L. Gilbert. “It’s the next step in making the unique world of Henchmen, our first animated feature film, truly spectacular.”
“The diverse cast are pitch perfect for the irreverent and playful tone of the film,” adds Wood. “A little edgy with big personality.”
“The level of talent coming together for this film has been nothing short of extraordinary,” says Carroll also added.
Henchmen is currently in production at the company’s studios in Burnaby and Duncan, British Columbia.