Variety reports that Warner Bros. has picked up the movie rights to the Oni Press comic Maintenance, which is written by Jim Massey with art by Robbi Rodriguez.
McG’s Wonderland Sound & Vision will produce, and McG might direct. He previously directed the two Charlie’s Angels movies and We Are Marshall, and he’s also the executive producer of Supernatural and NBC’s Chuck, an action comedy that debuts this fall.
The comic joins quite the list of Oni Comics that are headed to the big screen, including Whiteout, The Damned, Scott Pilgrim, Leading Man and Courtney Crumin.
Joe Ballarini is adapting the project, which follows the exploits of two janitors who work at Terrormax Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of weapons and doomsday devices to supervillains. As comicbook’s conceit goes, if they’re not too busy cleaning up toxic spills and performing menial repairs on time machines, they just might save the world.
“Some of the films that made me want to become a director like ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ are based on action, comedy and ground-breaking special effects,” McG said. “It is my goal to make ‘Maintenance’ in the same tradition.”