Paramount Pictures Reportedly Developing THE BOYS With Adam McKay

Good news! Adam McKay (who will begin work on Anchorman: The Legend Continues next year) has confirmed that Paramount have picked up the rights to the Garth Ennis and Darick Roberson comic book series after Columbia Pictures decided to pass on it earlier this year.

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By Josh Wilding - 8/16/2012
Fans of the Garth Ennis and Darick Roberson comic book series were saddened earlier this year to learn that Columbia Pictures had abandoned their plans to bring The Boys to the big screen. Adam McKay (The Other Guys) had signed up write and direct the adaptation which was described as, "a $100 million, rated-R, anti-superhero movie," back in March 2011 when he first signed up. However, it turns out that there is hope for the project yet.



The Tweet has since been deleted by McKay, but as you can see, it can still be viewed on the timeline of the fan who expressed his disappointment about the film seemingly no longer being developed. The Boys was originally published by Wildstorm before moving to Dynamite Entertainment. 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. [Wikipedia]

Source: Spinoff Online
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RorMachine - 8/16/2012, 12:52 PM
Hope it happens.although the comic lost me after a while, Ennis can be like Mark Millar when it comes to gratuity just for the sake of it. Preacher worked a lot better.
AlcoholicA - 8/16/2012, 12:52 PM
Awesome comic, please make
marvel72 - 8/16/2012, 12:54 PM
never read the comic so i don't know what its like,but i only hear good things about it.
TheLight - 8/16/2012, 12:55 PM
I nearly forgot about them. Always wanted to see the A list statuses of superheroes being abused.
AlcoholicA - 8/16/2012, 12:59 PM
@Marvel72

It's a whole new perspective on "super heroes".




Also it has cussing and tits!
marvel72 - 8/16/2012, 1:04 PM
@ AlcoholicA

its got tits in it,i'm gonna see how much the boys vol 1 is on amazon. :D
Asterisk - 8/16/2012, 1:24 PM
There better be trident killing in this movie.
jjk2814 - 8/16/2012, 1:34 PM
@RorMachine

When did it lose you? It almost lost me after awhile but got me back eventually. But Preacher it aint.
DeanVanHalen - 8/16/2012, 1:36 PM
Adam McKay, Jesus Christ, seriously? If he casts Will effing Ferrell as Frenchie I'm going to cause violence somewhere, somehow!
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/16/2012, 1:45 PM
Hope they give it justice.

I rather see Preacher movie thou. Hope Sam Mendes starts to make it after Skyfall.
I remember him being attached to direct it few years back.
DeanVanHalen - 8/16/2012, 2:06 PM
@KidZombie I'll be getting CIA funding to form a team designed specifically to keep producers of comic book movies in line. Y'know. By kicking their heads in. Starting with Sony
AlcoholicA - 8/16/2012, 3:04 PM
@DeanVanHalen

I saw what you did there......
AutobotCommander84 - 8/16/2012, 3:09 PM
@DeanVanHalen 2 bad movies out of 9 makes them a terrible movie studio? Oh, and also, Sony has more money than you, they could probably bribe the president to get the U.S. Military to send an F-22 to wherever you live so they can blow your home to kingdom come and then say that another country did it.
Bandrews1 - 8/16/2012, 3:22 PM
Thank god, I'm glad this movie is back on track.
Gman20 - 8/16/2012, 3:38 PM
In terms of preacher I would rather a t.v show adaptation . And I'm excited about this. Hopefully it all works out.
DeMoNaSsDiZ - 8/16/2012, 4:55 PM
this movie will never be like the books. there's no way they could do this without an nc-17 rating.
Growler - 8/16/2012, 5:36 PM
Simon Pegg as Wee Hughie would be sweet. God, I hope this will happen.

Transmetropolitan next?
Ashdm - 8/17/2012, 4:17 AM
Love the series, hope they do something awesome with the movie
KillerOfSaints - 8/17/2012, 1:56 PM
Iris Elba better be mothers milk!
AUSSYACE - 8/17/2012, 10:43 PM

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