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Animated comedy Henchmen gets a poster and trailer

Ahead of its release this coming Friday, a poster and trailer have arrived online for the animated comedy Henchmen. Directed by Adam Wood, the film features a voice cast that includes Thomas Middleditch, James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Will Sasso, Nathan Fillion, Rob Riggle, Jane Krakowski, Craig Robinson, and Bobcat Goldthwait; check them out here…

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 set for release on December 7th.
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‘Dead To Me’: James Marsden & Ed Asner To Co-Star In Netflix Dark Comedy Series

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‘Dead To Me’: James Marsden & Ed Asner To Co-Star In Netflix Dark Comedy Series
Westworld‘s James Marsden and veteran actor Ed Asner are set to co-star opposite Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate in Dead to Me, Netflix’s half-hour dark comedy series from writer Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gloria Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Feldman, Dead to Me, which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order, has been described as a comedic Big Little Lies. It is about a powerful friendship that blossoms between Jen (Applegate), a tightly wound widow, and Judy (Cardellini), a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Marsden will play a love interest to Judy (Cardellini) who seems confident and logical, but beyond that facade is a vulnerable man with a complicated past who is drawn to Judy’s big heart and free spirit. He has been one of the main series regulars on HBO’s Westworld for its first two seasons. It’s unclear
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Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews join Ricky Gervais in ‘The Willoughbys’

Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews join Ricky Gervais in ‘The Willoughbys’
Bron Animation title based on 2010 Lois Lowry novel of same name.

Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and Sean Cullen have joined the cast of Bron Animation’s The Willoughbys.

Kris Pearn writes and directs and Cory Evans co-directs the story of the four Willoughby children, abandoned by their selfish parents, who embark on an adventure through the modern world. They encounter a cat, an orphan, a nanny and a confection mogul on their quest to reunite with the family they were born into.

Rudolph will voice Nanny, who looks after the Willoughby children. Crews is voicing the confection mogul Commander Melanoff, and Short and Krakowski give voice to Father and Mother Willoughby, parents so in love with each other they forget they even have children. Cullen voices the twin boys Barnaby A and B.

Gervais was previously announced as the narrator of the film, which is currently in pre-production at Bron’s studio in Burnaby
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Top Ten James Bond Villains

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Our month-long focus on James Bond continues with a look at the ten best Bond screen villains. Check it out!

A good Bond villain does not always make for a great Bond film, but it doesn’t hurt. It’s common knowledge that a film with good conflict will be more engaging to watch, and the conflict between the protagonist and antagonist is the driving factor of the James Bond franchise. Therefore, along with one of the most well-known and legendary protagonists of all time, the franchise is also home to some of the most well-known and legendary antagonists as well. This is a list that honors the best antagonists in the Bond franchise. They’re the ones that are the most creative, memorable, or relentless, all characteristics which help make their respected films that much better. They’re the ones that left the biggest impact on audiences and the franchise as a whole.
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Brenda Gilbert named president of Bron Animation

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Brenda Gilbert named president of Bron Animation
The executive has expanded her responsibilities as part of the recent reorganisation of Bron Media Corp.

Gilbert already serves on the board of Bron Media Corp.

“It was important for Bron Animation to have its own identity and defined leadership group,” said CEO Aaron L Gilbert, “and Brenda has been a driving force behind our animation group since 2013.”

Ms Gilbert has appointed three vice-presidents to the Bron Animation leadership team. Adam Wood has been named vice-president of creative, Teunis de Raat vice-president of digital and Luke Carroll’s (pictured) role has been expanded to vice-president of production and development.

“These three talented people lead our incredible creative, technical and production teams at Bron Animation,” she said.

Bron Animation is in production on Henchmen, its first feature-length animation featuring the voice talents of James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson and Alfred Molina.

While the majority of animation production takes place at Bron’s headquarters in Burnaby, British Columbia
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James Marsden and Thomas Middleditch will lead the cast for Henchmen movie

James Marsden and Thomas Middleditch will lead the cast for Henchmen movie
James Marsden and Thomas Middleditch will lend their voices to animated comedy Henchmen.

The duo are joined by Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina and Nathan Fillion, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso have also been cast.

Silicon Valley's Middleditch will star as Lester, who joins the Union of Evil and is assigned to a crew of workers which includes Stew (Robinson), Jane (Krakowski) and fallen henchman Hank (Marsden).

After the group survive a shift working for The Gluttonator (Will Sasso), they are sent to work at the Vault of Villainy, where Lester accidentally steals the 'ultimate weapon'.

Meanwhile, the evil Baron Blackout (Molina) and his henchman Biff (Riggle) are determined to defeat their nemesis Captain Superior (Fillion) - a situation which causes a whole host of problems.

Hank soon finds himself in an impossible situation - if he wants to save his team
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Animated Superhero Pic Henchmen Enlists James Marsden, Nathan Fillion, Tom Middleditch And More

Last August, an animated short film from Bron Studios premiered at the computer graphics conference Siggraph, and caught the attention of Gary Sanchez Productions heads Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Chris Henchy. The short, titled Henchmen: Ill Suited, told the tale of a dreamy janitor working in a supervillain museum who winds up inside of a dangerous super suit. Not much has been heard of it since Siggraph, but now we’ve received word that a feature film adaptation is officially moving forward and already has a talented group of actors all set to lend their voices.

Several of the actors already have a history of comic book-inspired properties, like X-Men alum James Marsden, Daredevil and Sin City actress Rosario Dawson, Spider-Man 2‘s Alfred Molina and Nathan Fillion, who’s voiced Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in several animated DC films. Joining them are Silicon Valley‘s Thomas Middleditch,
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James Marsden, Rosario Dawson join Bron’s ‘Henchmen’

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James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson and Alfred Molina have joined Bron Studios’ first animation.

Production on Henchmen is underway at the company’s studios in Burnaby and Duncan, British Columbia. Gary Sanchez Productions, which came aboard last August, is no longer involved with the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso have also signed on to the story about a ‘fallen henchman’ in a world of super-villains who must find his inner hero to rescue a new recruit and win the girl.

Henchmen is a Bron Studios production in association with CW Media Finance. Adam Wood directs from his screenplay, while Bron Studios’ Aaron L Gilbert and Luke Carroll produce.

Jason Cloth of CW Media Finance and Bron’s Brenda Gilbert serve as executive producers.

eOne holds Canadian rights and Wme Global represents sales for the rest of the world.

“We are absolutely
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Watch the Funny Animated Short Will Ferrell Is Turning into a Full-Length Movie

Former Pixar animator Adam Wood sold the feature film rights to his short Henchmen: Ill Suited, which is set for the big screen in an adaptation from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and their Gary Sanchez Productions. Our friends at Film School Rejects just tracked down the animated short, which screened at convention Siggraph last week. It features a goofy janitor who works nights at a museum in Supervillain City. His klutzy shenanigans set off a crazy chain of events that finds him donning a high-tech suit with incredible superpowers. The full-length film version will obviously elaborate on this story, and Deadline notes that Wood (who is directing) will also focus on a “fallen henchman” named Hank overseeing a "motley crew of blue-collar workers in the...

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Meadowland starts New York shoot

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Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Temple and Ty Simpkins are among a host of cast joining Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, and Natasha Lyonne on Bron Studios’ psychological drama.

Production commenced in New York on Monday (August 18). New cast members include Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Mark Feuerstein and Kevin Corrigan.

The film marks the feature directorial debut of Reed Morano, whose cinematography credits include The Skeleton Twins, Kill Your Darlings, HBO’s Looking and Frozen River.

Chris Rossi wrote the screenplay about a police officer and his wife who attempt to deal with their son’s disappearance. Wme and Gersh represent Us rights.

Vancouver-based Bron Studios produces Meadowland in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance. Wme and Gersh represent Us rights.

Matt Tauber and Wilde are producing alongside Aaron Gilbert, who co-founded Bron with Brenda Gilbert, and Margot Hand. Jennifer Levine and Jason Cloth serve as executive producers.

Bron is in production on Into The Forest starring
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Bron's Meadowland starts New York shoot

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Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Temple and Ty Simpkins are among a host of cast joining Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, and Natasha Lyonne on Bron Studios’ psychological drama.

Production commenced in New York on Monday (August 18). New cast members include Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Mark Feuerstein and Kevin Corrigan.

The film marks the feature directorial debut of Reed Morano, whose cinematography credits include The Skeleton Twins, Kill Your Darlings, HBO’s Looking and Frozen River.

Chris Rossi wrote the screenplay about a police officer and his wife who attempt to deal with their son’s disappearance. Wme and Gersh represent Us rights.

Vancouver-based Bron Studios produces Meadowland in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance. Wme and Gersh represent Us rights.

Matt Tauber and Wilde are producing alongside Aaron Gilbert, who co-founded Bron with Brenda Gilbert, and Margot Hand. Jennifer Levine and Jason Cloth serve as executive producers.

Bron is in production on Into The Forest starring
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Bron's Meadowland New York starts shoot

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Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Temple and Ty Simpkins are among a host of cast joining Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, and Natasha Lyonne on Bron Studios’ psychological drama.

Production commenced in New York on Monday (August 18). New cast members include Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Mark Feuerstein and Kevin Corrigan.

The film marks the feature directorial debut of Reed Morano, whose cinematography credits include The Skeleton Twins, Kill Your Darlings, HBO’s Looking and Frozen River.

Chris Rossi wrote the screenplay about a police officer and his wife who attempt to deal with their son’s disappearance. Wme and Gersh represent Us rights.

Vancouver-based Bron Studios produces Meadowland in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance. Wme and Gersh represent Us rights.

Matt Tauber and Wilde are producing alongside Aaron Gilbert, who co-founded Bron with Brenda Gilbert, and Margot Hand. Jennifer Levine and Jason Cloth serve as executive producers.

Bron is in production on Into The Forest starring
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Bron's Meadowland starts shoot

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Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Temple and Ty Simpkins are among a host of cast joining Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, and Natasha Lyonne on Bron Studios’ psychological drama.

Production commenced in New York on Monday (August 18). New cast members include Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Mark Feuerstein and Kevin Corrigan.

The film marks the feature directorial debut of Reed Morano, whose cinematography credits include The Skeleton Twins, Kill Your Darlings, HBO’s Looking and Frozen River.

Chris Rossi wrote the screenplay about a police officer and his wife who attempt to deal with their son’s disappearance. Wme and Gersh represent Us rights.

Vancouver-based Bron Studios produces Meadowland in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance. Wme and Gersh represent Us rights.

Matt Tauber and Wilde are producing alongside Aaron Gilbert, who co-founded Bron with Brenda Gilbert, and Margot Hand. Jennifer Levine and Jason Cloth serve as executive producers.

Bron is in production on Into The Forest starring
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Watch the Funny Animated Short Will Ferrell Is Turning into a Full-Length Movie

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions are making a full-length version of the animated short Henchmen: Ill Suited, which screened at the graphics and animation convention Siggraph last week. Our friends at Film School Rejects tracked down the animated short, which features a goofy janitor who works nights at a museum in Supervillain City. His klutzy shenanigans set off a crazy chain of events that finds him donning a high-tech suit with incredible superpowers. The full-length film version will focus on a “fallen henchman” named Hank overseeing a "motley crew of blue-collar workers in the Union of Evil." Take a look at Henchmen: Ill Suited for a refreshing spin on the superhero story, and let us know if...

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Watch: Get A Taste Of Will Ferrell And Adam McKay's Brewing 'Henchman' With This Animated Short

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.
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Adam McKay and Will Ferrell to produce supervillain comedy Henchmen

Gary Sanchez ProductionsAdam McKay, Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy will team up with animation company Bron Studios as creative collaborators and executive producers on the supervillain comedy Henchmen. Based on the short film Henchmen: Ill Suited, which just premiered at Siggraph 2014, the movie is being directed by Adam Wood and is expected to arrive in 2016. Here’s the official synopsis:

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” 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…
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Watch This Short Superhero Movie Being Turned Into a Feature From Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

“Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay” might not mean a lot these days. Under their Gary Sanchez banner, they’ve given us disappointments like The Campaign, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and this summer’s Tammy, to name just a few. Even Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was a slight letdown. Their future might seem no better, with movies like a Hansel and Gretel sequel, a Flintstones feature and an adaptation of the TV series Manimal all in development. But maybe their first animated feature could be something to actually look forward to. Titled Henchmen, the film will be co-written and directed by Adam Wood, a former Pixar animator who also helmed a direct-to-video mermaid movie starring Barbie. As in the doll. While the feature won’t be out for another two years, according to Deadline, Wood recently completed a related short titled Henchmen: Ill Suited. It’s not exactly a teaser trailer, as
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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Developing Animated Film Henchmen

Anchorman team Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are teaming up for a feature length animated movie called Henchmen. The film will be an adaptation of a short film created by Bron Studios called Henchmen: Ill Suited. I've included a trailer for the short below, and it looks awesome. Here's a description of the story from Deadline:

The story line starts with a variant of the Sorceror’s Apprentice story line. In this case, a dreamy janitor working in the bad guy museum of Supervillain City ends up inside a somewhat out-of-control super-powered space suit, and causes all kinds of mayhem.

The synopsis for the feature-length adaptation suggests there will still be a hapless young twerp in a super suit, but will also focus on a “fallen henchman” named Hank overseeing a “motley crew of blue-collar workers in the Union of Evil.” The “risk-nothing” sentiments of Hank are challenged when
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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing Henchmen adaptation

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing Henchmen adaptation
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will produce a Henchmen feature film adaptation.

The Anchorman creative team will serve as executive producers on the film based on the animated short, alongside their Gary Sanchez Productions partner Chris Henchy, reports Deadline.

Adam Wood's original short film Henchmen: Ill Suited centres around the janitor of Supervillain City's Bad Guy Museum.

He ends up in possession of a super-powered suit, and chaos ensues.

The feature will also introduce a Hank, the leader of the henchmen's Union of Evil.

It is unclear at this stage whether the project is being developed as a live action or animated film.

Watch a teaser for the original Henchmen short below:
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Gary Sanchez boards Henchmen

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Gary Sanchez Productions has come on board Bron StudiosHenchmen.

Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy will serve as executive producers and creative collaborators. Jason Cloth also serves as executive producer via his Creative Wealth Media Finance, one of the film’s main backers.

Director Adam Wood is currently in production on the feature after Dennis McNicholas completed a re-write on the story of a fallen villain who must save a youngster in a world of super-villains.
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