Gary Sanchez Productions—the company founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, with Chris Henchy—actively develops its own projects, but has also lent its support over the years to other creative, funny people who are doing interesting things. Gary Sanchez recently partnered with the British Columbia-based Bron Studios on the upcoming indie comedy Welcome To Me (which co-stars Ferrell, and will be debuting at the Toronto film festival in a few weeks), and the collaboration must’ve gone well, because the Ferrell/McKay/Henchy team is ready to work with Bron again, on the animated feature Henchmen. Bron has been developing Henchmen since before the Gary Sanchez team came aboard—according to Deadline, the studio is on-pace to release the film in 2016—and already has a teaser for the project in the form of the short film “Henchmen: Ill Suited.”
Henchmen is reportedly about a conglomeration of supervillains and two low-level employees: one a burned-out grunt, and the other a gung-ho kid who imagines becoming a villain himself someday. As seen in the teaser above, the story kicks into gear when the kid swipes a super-suit from a supervillain museum. Adam Wood is directing the film, from a script that’s currently being revised. No voice cast has been announced, but one advantage to Gary Sanchez’s involvement is that Ferrell and McKay have relationships with pretty much every funny person working in movies and television right now. Expect to hear more Henchmen announcements—including which Hollywood studio will be distributing the film—in the months to come.