August 12, 2014 5:37pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Siggraph: Gary Sanchez Productions To Produce Animated “Henchmen” (Exclusive)
Bron Studios’ previously-announced animated feature Henchmen (new teaser above) will now be produced in association with Gary Sanchez Productions.
GSP’s Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy are on board as executive producers and creative collaborators. Jason Cloth also serves as executive producer via his Creative Wealth Media Finance, one of the films main backers. Bron’s Luke Carroll and managing director Aaron L. Gilbert are producing.
This is the second pairing of Bron and GSPs, which previously teamed up on the Kristen Wiig-starring Welcome to Me that is scheduled to premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Henchmen is currently in production under the direction of Adam Wood, and Dennis McNicholas (Saturday Night Live) is currently on board completing a re-write.
The story follows a new recruit at the “Union of Evil" who is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers led by fallen henchmen Hank. But when “the kid” accidently steals the super villain’s ultimate weapon, Hank must break his “risk nothing” code to save the boy he’s befriended, even if it means becoming the one thing he has always hated--heroes.
Based on the characters in the film, a short Henchmen: Ill Suited is premiering this week at CG conference Siggraph.
Plans are to release Henchmen in 2016; a distributor has not yet been secured.