Anchorman Director Adam McKay To Direct The Boys?
From Anchorman..to The Boys...I totally see it! Filmschoolrejects had a few words with A Nightmare On Elm St Director Samuel Bayer who previously expressed interest in the film but has now revealed that McKay is in the running...
In an earlier article Bayer said how much he would love to direct the upcoming(hopefully) adaptation of Garth Ennis' controversial comic series The Boys. But in an interview with filmschoolrejects, he said that the producers have someone else in mind...
“It’s so funny, I would die to do that comic book. From what I’ve heard from the producers on the movie is that Adam McKay is doing it. He did Anchorman, I guess. The studio is really hot on him and…..let’s have the movie come out this weekend and do really well. Then we’ll see how my stock is in Hollywood.”
So Bayer still has a shot depending on how well Elm St performs..or doesn't. I don't think it looks to be up to much myself but this guy seems really passionate about getting a faithful adap of The Boys up on the screen so depending on how capable he is of course, I'd like to see his film do well. McKay on the other hand may not seem like a good fit. All of his previous films have been comedies, most featuring Will Ferrel and all(except for Anchorman) not exactly what you would call gut bustlingly funny. And although The Boys would certainly contain some humor, its mainly pretty sick and very dark. But, every director deserves a shot at breaking away from their usual style so who knows. I just hope it gets made so maybe we will finally see Preacher:)
For the uninitiated...
This is going to hurt! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone’s got to make sure the “supes” don’t get out of line. And someone will! Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth - superpower! Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them, sometimes, need to be taken out of the picture. That’s when you call in The Boys!
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