Variety reports that Warner Bros has nabbed Adam Beechen and Manny Bello's graphic novel Hench as a starring vehicle for McBride, who will also be penning the script with his Eastbound collaborator Shawn Hartwell. It's the story of Mike Fulton, an ex-jock who lacks a lot of career options. Desperate to feed his wife and kid and make ends meet, he opts for a criminal lifestyle -- and not just any criminal career, but one doing the bidding of supervillains. Fulton is the anonymous muscle who you don't even notice until he gets his ass kicked by Superman and Batman.
This is just the kind of "real world" comic property I was hoping we'd see more of after Watchmen. You couldn't find a better part for McBride either, as he's got a knack for those thuggish types who you find yourself laughing at and sympathizing with. This will be one to watch out for, especially if they can rack up a good ensemble cast for all the heroes and villains that populate it.