Last night it was announced that Dreamworks Animation had signed a deal with video game company THQ. In the press release, a new name was listed for the upcoming 2010 superhero comedy Oobermind. The new title will be MegaMind, which off the bat is not only a lot easier to say, but gets the point across quicker. The original working title for the film was Master Mind. In August, Robert Downey Jr had dropped out of the project, and was replaced by Will Ferrell. DWA’s supossed answer to The Incredibles is sounding more and more Dreamworks-like every day, and that’s not a good thing.
The new release also gives the film an updated plot synopsis:
When super villain MegaMind (Ferrell) defeats his archrival Metro Man (Brad Pitt), the world should be his oyster. But instead, MegaMind falls into total despair. It turns out that life without a rival is life without a point for him. So, he creates a new superhero rival, Titan (Jonah Hill). Unfortunately, the new hero wants to be a super villain, too. Caught in the middle, star reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey) asks the tough questions: Who can we turn to? Who has what it takes to stand up to this menace? Who will defend the innocent? MegaMind! That’s who.
The superhero comedy project formerly titled Master Mind is being produced by Ben Stiller, written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons., and directed by Tom McGrath, co-helmer of the Madagascar films. Megamind is set to hit theaters on November 5th 2010.