Former Pixar animator Adam Wood sold the feature film rights to his short Henchmen: Ill Suited, which is set for the big screen in an adaptation from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and their Gary Sanchez Productions.
Our friends at Film School Rejects just tracked down the animated short, which screened at convention SIGGRAPH last week. It features a goofy janitor who works nights at a museum in Supervillain City. His klutzy shenanigans set off a crazy chain of events that finds him donning a high-tech suit with incredible superpowers.
The full-length film version will obviously elaborate on this story, and Deadline notes that Wood (who is directing) will also focus on a “fallen henchman” named Hank overseeing a “motley crew of blue-collar workers in the Union of Evil.” Take a look at Henchmen: Ill Suited for a refreshing spin on the superhero story, and let us know if you’d check out the longer version in theaters.
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