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With his film The Other Guys, Anchorman and Talladega Nights director Adam McKay expanded his ability for staging physical comedy to staging all-out action. From there, he was interested in adapting The Boys, a comic series penned by Garth Ennis in which a super-powered CIA squad acts as a sort of enforcement unit overseeing the world’s reckless superheroes.

The film was moving forward at Columbia for a while, but the studio passed and it looked like The Boys was going to remain on the page. But McKay recently suggested otherwise, and that Paramount might end up making the film. Read More »

The Boys are in the orphanage. Columbia has been developing an adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic series for the past few years, but things have changed. The project has been put into turnaround, so another studio has a chance to step in and pick it up. This doesn’t have to be a death knell for the film — in fact, going into turnaround can sometimes be the best way for a project to get new life, as a company that is  a lot more invested in the material might step up to move it forward. Read More »

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As more and more graphic novels and comic books are adapted to the screen, studios are broadening the search for possible directors. It’s not just proven talents in action, horror and fantasy, but established vets of just about any stripe.

Earlier this year we heard that Samuel Bayer (A Nightmare on Elm Street) wanted to direct an adaptation of the Garth Ennis series The Boys, but it wasn’t a huge surprise to hear that the studio, Sony, wants someone a little different: Adam McKay, director of Anchorman and Step Brothers. Now Sony is reportedly close to getting him. Read More »

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Brad Fuller isn’t the only member of the A Nightmare on Elm Street team talking about future projects. Director Samuel Bayer has been linked (or hopes to be linked) to an adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series The Boys. But now he’s saying that he might not have the job, as the current favorite to direct is Anchorman and Step Brothers helmer Adam McKay. Holy directorial shift! Read More »

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Earlier today, we published a story about how Samuel Bayer is not interested in directing a sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street, and hinted that he is developing an adaptation of a graphic novel.

There’s a comic– I’m sure my agent would kill me for this, because I’m sure I’m not supposed to talk about it or whatever, but I don’t really care, is that– no, my assistant is shaking her head. No. No? No? I was going to mention a project. Shut up? Okay. I’m doing what people tell me. Yeah, I’ll bury myself with this one. There’s some very, very cool stuff out there. I’m really into graphic novels and really into the superhero genre, and I really think there’s some interesting stuff going on, and I think that’s what I’m leaning towards.

Shock was able to uncover the identity of the comic book property: Garth EnnisThe Boys.

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