Looks like the dams are overflowing with movie announcements today … Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s excellent series The Boys has been optioned by Columbia Pictures:
Moritz characterized the series as an original take on the superhero genre. “Rather than begin with a romantic idea of superheroes out to save the world, ‘The Boys’ imagines a world in which superheroes really exist, with all of the flaws that real people have,” he said. “The boys are there to make sure that people with superhuman powers don’t get out of line.”
The comicbook is published by Dynamite Entertainment. Rights were initially optioned by Kickstart Comic Art Studios. Kickstart’s Jason Netter and NightSky Entertainment’s Ken F. Levin will produce the film with Moritz; Original’s Ori Marmur exec produces.
The book started out at Wildstorm, but was canceled due to content concerns. Ennis and Robertson then took the book to Dynamite, where the duo continues to turn the superhero genre on its head and do bad, bad things to it.