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I'm a bit frightened to see Ben Stiller's name associated with a superhero parody ever since Mystery Men, which — despite a promising cast that included Janeane Garofalo and Greg Kinnear — was pretty much unwatchable.

But Stiller seems to have recovered from the trauma: His Red Hour Films is producing a "superhero sendup" called Master Mind, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Stiller is working on the kid-friendly feature for DreamWorks Animation, on the heels of his starring roles in Night at the Museum and DreamWorks' Madagascar. Here's more from the HR story:

DreamWorks Animation veterans Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson are attached to make their feature film directorial debut with "Master Mind," a satirical take on the superhero genre centering on a supervillain who loses his joie de vivre after accidentally killing his archrival, Uberman, in the opening scene of the movie.

Is it just me, or does the premise sound like it has a bit of Zoolander thrown in, too? Bad Mystery Men flashbacks aside, I can see Stiller's comedy working really well in a kids' movie context. As for when the movie will see the light of day, Stiller joked to the Hollywood Reporter, "They have put the film on the fast track, which in animation terms means it will be coming out in the next 15-20 years."


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