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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?



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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