"Charlie's Angels" director and "The O.C." producer McG wants to join the comic-book adaptation bandwagon.
Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to "Maintenance" for the filmmaker's Wonderland Sound & Vision to producer and for McG to possibly direct, reports Variety.
The Oni Press comic series centers on two janitors who clean up toxic spills and perform repairs on machines at Terrormax Inc., the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of weapons, time machines and doomsday devices to supervillains
"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."
Joe Ballarini will handle adapting the series created by Jim Massey and illustrated by Robbi Rodriguez.
Warner Bros. has adapted another Oni project, the graphic novel "Whiteout" for the big screen, starring Kate Beckinsale and scheduled for a 2008 release.
McG last directed the football drama "We Are Marshall" and currently executive produces the CW's "Supernatural" and NBC's fall action-comedy "Chuck."Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times