Seth Rogen Shopping Another Garth Ennis Comic in ‘The Boys’
We haven’t yet seen frame one of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s AMC take on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s infamous Preacher, and already the pair might have an eye on another notable comic adaptation. The Superbad duo might next shop an adaptation of Ennis’ superhero-policing The Boys, potentially for cable.
According to Birth.Movies.Death., Rogen and Goldberg have begun shopping Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys to notable cable networks, alongside Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. And where AMC might stifle some of the R-rated content Ennis’ Preacher had become known for, any potential The Boys adaptation might seek out a looser-standard premium cable network as a result.
Unfolding over a conclusive 72 issues (under Dynamite, after moving from DC’s Wildstorm), The Boys follows a CIA black ops group who monitor and sometimes dispatch superheroes, known in this world as violent and corrupt celebrities who place civilians in danger on a frequent basis. The property was previously optioned for a film in 2008, setting Adam McKay to direct, though the project languished until 2013.
It’s a ripe concept for TV, but could The Boys “out-Preacher Preacher“ in the way Ennis once described? How involved might Rogen and Goldberg be, if a network ended up taking The Boys to series?