Thursday, February 21, 2008

"The Boys" to film?

Columbia Pictures has acquired the motion picture rights to the comic book series The Boys, created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Described by Ennis as the comic that would "out-Preacher Preacher", The Boys is a no-holds-barred saga of a super-powered CIA squad charged with keeping tabs on society's growing number of superheroes.

Columbia producer Neal H. Moritz loves what he considers The Boys' original take on the superhero genre (superheroes unfortunately have all the flaws that afflict us ordinary mortals and need to be kept in line). The Boys was originally optioned by Kickstart and Kickstart's Jason Netter will produce the film with Moritz.

The Boys was originally published by DC's Wildstorm, but the book's anti-superhero elements were too much for DC and they dropped the series. Soon afterwards, Dynamite Entertainment picked up The Boys and the series has been a bigger hit than ever.

For those of you that haven't picked it up yet, The Boys has two Trade Paperbacks available.


qtilla said...

I love this comic, but I'm not sure if I could handle the amount of sex and violence in an actual live action movie.
Of course less sex and violence would ruin the whole thing.

I read Sin City years ago and was not bothered, but the movie was almost at the edge of a bit much for me.

Perhaps I am a sensitive young lady after all?

Brian Meredith said...

Well, we've always thought of you as a delicate little flower...

But, you have to wonder, if they do make this into a flick, they would have no choice but to tone down the sex and violence. I just don't see them filming the scene where Wee Hughie puts his fist through Blarney Cock (it was him, right?) and watch as him Ass-Hamster crawls out of the man's pants...