Despite numerous delays and a few false reports about its demise, director Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) has confirmed on Twitter that his adaptation of the comic book series The Boys is still alive over at Paramount. Take a look at the conversation the director had with a fan below:
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 15, 2012
@shaunbarger Actually paramount picked it up and we're still developing.
Launched in 2006, The Boys was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson. It focuses on a government sponsored squad that keeps an eye on the superheroes around the globe and makes sure none of them step out of line. But if they do, a bloodbath usually isn't far behind. The series features so much perverse brutality and violence that DC Entertainment cancelled The Boys after six issues. Fortunately, the series was then picked up by Dynamite Entertainment in 2007 and will end its run this November after 72 issues.
Because The Boys is such a violent comic, we can't see Paramount doing it justice without an R rating, so it will be interesting to see if the studio wants to invest a big budget into a movie with such vile content.
[Twitter via Cinema Blend]