It must be a nice feeling to have your phone ring and hear Will Ferrell and Adam McKay on the other end, and it’s a feeling familiar to former Pixar animator Adam Wood. The duo, via their Gary Sanchez Productions shingle, have snapped up the feature film rights to his short “Henchmen: Ill Suited,” and now you can see what got the comedy pair so excited in the first place.
The folks at Film School Rejects have tracked down the SIGGRAPH 2014 short, and it does a lot with a little. We are introduced to a lowly janitor who works in the museum of Supervillain City and who accidentally winds up in a powerful space suit, which of course leads to all sorts of trouble. Obviously, the feature will expand the character and story, with the plot centering on blue collar stiff Hank rescuing not only the accident prone janitor but his love interest.
For more details on the deal, head over to Deadline. But Wood will be back to direct and co-write the feature version. Now, just sit back and watch below.