Warner Bros Acquires Danny McBride's Hench Adaptation
by Alex Billington
May 28, 2009
Warner Brothers has acquired the rights to the AiT/Planet Lar graphic novel Hench, created by Adam Beechen and Mario Bello, and is developing it as a comedy for Danny McBride to star in. McBride will write the script with "Eastbound & Down" writer Shawn Harwell. The comic centers on a football player who suffers a career-ending injury and needs a job, so he signs on to become the henchman of a successful villain. Original Films' Neal Moritz will produce with Jason Netter's Kickstart Productions. This isn't McBride's next project, but it is lined up for him eventually. No word on who might direct this just yet.
The fine line between hero and villain is just another of longtime super-villain henchman Mike Fulton's many scars. Now, faced with a terrible choice that could mean life and death for heroes, villains, his family, and himself, Mike ponders just how his normal life went so crazy. You can pick up a copy of the graphic novel either on Amazon or on Khepri. It's great to see Danny McBride finally gaining enough momentum to be giving a starring role, but I can't say I'm sold yet on the concept of a comedic comic book movie. Though I better read through the graphic novel first. Either way, we'll be keeping our eye on this.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Why a comedy?
Smiffy1 on May 29, 2009
danny mcbride can do no wrong! I'M GOING TO SHABOOOMS
real talk on May 29, 2009
I love the show and if the writers and McBride are involved in a comic book type project it will be worth checking out.
Craig on May 29, 2009
So this is basically a live action version of The Venture Brothers? I love that show and the 2 henchmen for the monarch....this sounds interesting despite Danny McBride being attached.
Cmurder on May 29, 2009
all i care about is when the hell we are gonna see more of Eastbound and Down...
Faust on May 29, 2009
"I'm sold yet on the concept of a comedic comic book movie." Umm... have you not seen The Mask or Men In Black?
JFamis on May 30, 2009
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