Garth Ennis’ The Boys Movie Not Dead Yet


Garth Ennis’ The Boys comic book run may be coming to an end this November with issue #72, but that might not be the last we see of the crew.  The last thing we had heard was that Columbia Pictures was abandoning Adam McKay’s plans for a movie. But now, if McKay’s tweets are any indication, the movie might have found new life with Paramount Pictures.

Answering a fans question recently, McKay stated that Paramount Pictures has picked up The Boys and is developing it. The director of films like The Other Guys and Anchorman later deleted the tweet, but like everything else put on the internet nothing ever disappears.

At one time, Columbia had hired Clash of the Titans writers Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay to work on it. Seth Rogen was brought aboard to help at one point. Here’s a brief synopsis of the premise from the ever reliable Wikipedia:

The series is set between 2006-2008 in a world where superheroes exist. However, most of the superheroes in the series’ universe are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behavior, compromising the safety of the world. For this reason, a superpowered CIA squad, known informally as “The Boys”, is charged with monitoring the superhero community.

Good news for The Boys fans. McKay has a great relationship with Paramount. He is working on Anchorman: The Legend Continues right now, so it could be another year or two before things truly start rolling on this. What do you think? Are you still holding out hope for what McKay calls a “$100 million, rated-R, anti-superhero movie?”

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Source : Spinoff.CBR