Way back in August of last year, we reported on the production of an animated feature film titled Henchmen (based on the short film of the same name). Now, we bring an update on the project that sees the film gain an official cast and lose the backing of a high-profile name.
Deadline recently reported that Bron Studios has set the voice cast for Henchmen. The cast consists of James Marsden, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson, and Will Sasso.
In contrast, Will Farrell and Adam McKay (under their Gary Sanchez Productions banner) are no longer involved as executive producers, citing ‘scheduling issues.’
Despite their exit, Henchmen might not be as hard of a sell as other projects, as the influence of Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise can clearly be felt in the film.
The film will be directed by Adam Wood from a screenplay by Wood and David Ray (with a re-write by Saturday Night Live scribe Dennis McNicholas.). Bron Studios has yet to secure a US distributor for the film.
The plot synopsis for the film reads as follows:
In a world of super-villains, evil schemes and global domination… someone has to take out the Trash. Welcome to the world of Henchmen, third class. When a fresh-faced new recruit joins the Union of Evil, he is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers led by fallen henchmen Hank. But when “The Kid” accidentally 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 avoided… being a hero.
Henchmen is currently planned for an unspecified 2016 release window.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to Henchmen?
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes