DreamWorks Animation Acquires Rights to 'Maintenance' Comic Book Series

Movie Version of Comic Book Maintenance

What would your life be like if you were a janitor working in the world's biggest and most evil mad scientist think tank?

That's the question Jim Massey and Robbi Rodriguez posed in their Oni Press comic book series Maintenance, and it's a question that DreamWorks Animation will ask again when they adapt the comic for the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dreamworks Animation has acquired the rights to the series after Warner Bros. placed the project in turnaround. Warner Bros. had developed the project with McG (Terminator Salvation) in mind as director and producer. Currently, DreamWorks doesn't have a director, producer, or writer attached to the project.

The premise for Maintenance is definitely intriguing and sounds enjoyable. Check out a longer, thorough, description of the series - as well as an image of the first trade paperback volume, via Oni Press below:

You think your job is bad? Doug and Manny have you beat! These guys are janitors! But they’re not your typical custodial crew--no, sir! They’re the guys who keep things shiny and clean at TerroMax, Inc., the world’s biggest and best evil science think tank! When they’re not dealing with toxic spill monsters and talking mansharks, they still have to worry about mad scientists, crazy would-be dictators, and the cute girl who works at reception!


Maintenance Comic Book Being Made into a Movie


DreamWorks Animation has put out some quality films in recent years, including Monsters vs. Aliens in 2009 and this year's Megamind. The studio's irreverent style seems like it could be a good fit for Maintenance.

I will be interested to see how this project develops. If anyone has read the comic, please weigh in below in the comments 0 and let us know what you think of it. I may have to run down to the comic shop this weekend to check it out.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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