WB Picks Up Maintenance Rights

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Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to Oni Press’ comic book series Maintenance, for McG’s Wonderland Sound & Vision to produce and for the helmer to possibly direct.

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. 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.”

The comic book series was created by Jim Massey and illustrated by Robbi Rodriguez.

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