Dreamworks Picks Up Comic “Maintenance”

DreamWorks Animation has picked up the film rights to Jim Massey’s comic book series “Maintenance” which was in turnaround from Warner Bros. Pictures says Heat Vision.

The story follows the exploits of “two janitors who work for TerroMax, Inc., the world’s biggest and best evil science think tank. When they’re not dealing with toxic spill monsters and menial time machine repairs, they have to contend with their boss, a multitude of mad scientists, jetpack-equipped cavemen, alien repomen, and the cute girl who works at reception.”

At Warners, McG was being lined up to direct from a script by Joe Ballarini. All that is being chucked out with the move to DWA which seems a better fit for the pop culture reference-heavy comedy and large scale story that would be expensive to produce in live action.