How To Be A Villian: According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema, the studio that brought Dr. Evil to the big screen, is now prepping another comedy designed to show the lighter side of world domination. The studio has optioned Neil Zawacki's book How to Be a Villain for Mandeville Films to produce.

The book, a step-by-step guide to joining the forces of darkness, offers humorous takes on such issues as whether to invest in winged monkeys or ninja warriors and where to locate your evil hideout. The big-screen adaptation, for which a writer has yet to be hired, will center on a loser who, in an effort to seek retribution for a life of finishing last, sets his sights on becoming a supervillain.

Brian B.