Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Land Garth Ennis’ ‘The Boys’ at Cinemax
One Garth Ennis comic adaptation for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg simply wasn’t enough, and now the duo are at it again. Following initial development, the two will next direct and produce an adaptation of Ennis’ superhero-policing The Boys at Cinemax, written by a familiar name for Supernatural fans.
Per Deadline, Rogen, Goldberg and Neal Moritz will adapt Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys to pilot, as written by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, and potentially directed by Rogen and Goldberg. The property was previously optioned for a film in 2008, setting Adam McKay to direct, though the project stalled until 2013.
Unfolding over 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 Boys will join Cinemax’s other high-profile comic addition Outcast, from creator Robert Kirkman, who himself also maintains an AMC series of his more prolific work. No word yet on a timetable, but will Cinemax do justice to The Boys, given its looser content standards?
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