HenchDanny McBride's "Hench" doesn't appear to be moving forward — no big surprise, considering we've heard approximately zilch on the project in three years. But that doesn't mean an adaptation of the AiT/Planet Lar graphic novel is necessarily out of the running. Far from it, in fact.

Deadline reports that NBC is developing a new series titled "Hench," with Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey's Film 44 teaming up with Universal TV and writer Alexandra Cunningham for the series.

The report describes the series as centering "on a regular guy who, in order to support his family, gets jobs temping for super villains." The "Hench" comic book, meanwhile, focused on a disabled football player who became a supervillain to earn some extra cash. Sounds similar, doesn't it?



Full Moon Fever“Sin City 2” producer Stephen L'Heureux’s Solipsist Films has picked up the options for two more comic book adaptations: Joe Casey and Caleb Gerard’s “Full Moon Fever” and Glen Brunswick and John Romita Jr.’s “The Gray Area.”

According to Mania.com, Casey and Brunswick are both attached to adapt their respective titles.

“Full Moon Fever” was originally published as a graphic novel in 2005 by AiT/PlanetLar. The story follows an interstellar plumber—or “lunar waste disposal technician”—named Zeke Kirby who encounters a werewolf on a moon-based space station. Director Renny Harlin optioned “Full Moon Fever” a month before it was published, but the rights subsequently reverted to Casey. Read More...

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CouriersAnyone who's every been in New York City knows couriers are probably the last people to cross on the Isle Manhattan, but "Lost" writer and creator of ABC Family's completed "Middleman" series Javier Grillo-Marxuach is even more aware than most, having written the film adaptation of Brian Wood ("Local," "DMZ") and Rob G's ("Teenagers From Mars") comic book series "Couriers."

Grillo-Marxuach told MTV News that he was approached by Intrepid Pictures to write a script for the high-action comic book adaptation back in 2006, which he's since completed. Now the involved parties are waiting to see what develops in Hollywood.

"I've written the script and we've had studio interest and directors attached and all that, and now we're just hoping to make this movie," said Grillo-Marxuach. Read More...

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HenchIn the past week, some unexpected attention has fallen on a project called "Hench." Based on an AiT/Planet Lar graphic novel, "Hench" is a Danny McBride-starring vehicle about a disabled football player who becomes a supervillain's henchman to make some extra cash. McBride has had some words to say on the project, but how about the comic book's creator, Adam Beechen?

"I'm pretty blown away, as you might imagine," Beechen told Comic Book Resources. "It's actually been in the works for a couple of months. And I wasn't allowed to talk about it and it was driving me crazy. Only a couple of people besides me knew about it and I just wanted to climb up to the rooftop and scream about it for the last two months." Read More...

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Last week, news hit the wire that "Land of the Lost" actor Danny McBride would both write and star in an adaptation of the Ait/Planet Lar comic book "Hench," about the sad life of a supervillain's henchman.

Picked up by Warner Brothers for adaptation, "Hench" will feature a screenplay co-written by McBride and Shawn Harwell. MTV News had a chance to chat with McBride about the project recently, and he revealed a few more details about what fans can expect from "Hench" -- and the characters he'd like to see appear in the film.

"This focuses on the faceless, nameless henchman and what that guy does when he gets off from work -- from working for the world's evilest man," McBride told MTV News. "How he deals with his home life and how he bounces from one job to the next... We're going to really expose to the world what these henchmen go through." Read More...

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HenchAlready having gone eastbound and down, "Land of the Lost" funnyman Danny McBride is heading towards an all-new terrain -- the comic book.

Variety has the scoop that McBride will headline "Hench" for Warner Bros., based on the graphic novel of the same name created by Adam Beechen and Mario Bello. McBride will write the screenplay alongside Shawn Harwell. Read More...

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'Monster Attack Network'He's currently got the #1 movie in the country to his credit, taking down "Watchmen" in the process, but it looks like director Andy Fickman will soon be trading alien witches for humongous monsters with his next project.

According to a report on First Showing, Fickman ("Race to Witch Mountain") has been pegged to direct Disney's upcoming adaptation of AiT/PlanetLar's "Monster Attack Network," which follows an elite squad of first responders who are tasked with guarding a tropical paradise from a seemingly-constant barrage of attacks via giant monsters. (Better yet, check out our exclusive seven-page preview of "Monster Attack Network" for a solid idea of what to expect from the film.) Read More...

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Heath Ledger in 'The Dark Knight'The announcement that Disney has optioned AiT/PlanetLar’s 2007 original graphic novel Monster Attack Network has been tearing up the blogosphere today, and your friends here at MTV’s "Splash Page" have got ya covered with a seven-page look at the book by writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman and artist Nima Sorat!

The story, revolving around the tropical paradise of Lapuatu where giant, Godzilla-like monsters would roam freely if not for the heroics of Nate Klinger and his daring squad at the Monster Attack Network, offers up a solid mix of giant monsters, ridiculous action and drop-dead-sexy damsels -- in other words, a perfect recipe for what’s sure to be a hot summer movie! (After the jump, read the first seven pages from the book!) Read More...

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