Korean animation studio DG Spot and its production arm Morph have optioned the graphic novel MasterMinds to adapt into an animated feature, reports Variety. MasterMinds is the lead franchise of Los Angeles-based animation house MasterMinds Unlimited.
Production on the film, which will include a role voiced by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, is slated to start this summer.
MasterMinds is the story of five freakish felons who have only one thing standing between them and global domination: each other. The group, led by the Maniacal Monocle, includes mad scientist Doktor Pimento, giant robot CPU-571, mobster Vinnie DiThug and the mutant monkey Gorilla King. Ultimately, their dream of being able to call the shots for one day is marred by overly complicated plans and infighting.
The twist of the story is that it’s told from the villain’s point of view.