Not Content with one Comic Book adaption, it appears Seth Rogan is looking to get another off the ground, this time in the form of Garth Ennis’s ‘The Boys’ – a comic dealing with a super powered CIA squad, charged with monitoring the superhero community often with the use of extreme violence.
Birth.Death.Movies is reporting that Rogan and his writing partner Evan Goldberg, who are currently working on their ‘Preacher’ adaption for AMC are ‘shopping a TV series adaption of the boys to cable networks’. Hoping that with a pay cable network they can really let loose with the source materials’ graphic violence.
A quick rundown of the comics series for anyone unfamiliar (via 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; the name is Butcher’s contribution, a reference from his neighborhood that those in power would send “the boys” to handle anyone causing trouble.
There have been many attempts at adapting the comic series for film in past years. But if Rogan and Goldberg’s ‘Preacher’ is a success it is entirely possible that we may see ‘The Boys’ in their hands in the near future.
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