Adam Mckay, the director of comedies such as Anchorman and Step Brothers is currently in talks to direct the big screen comic book adaptation of The Boys. At one point the director of the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, Samuel Bayer, expressed his interest in directing the film, but it doesn't look like he's going to get that chance.
Collider broke the news that McKay was in talks and EW confirmed it. It should be interesting to see what McKay does with the film because he's never really made an action film. His upcoming movie The Other Guys with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg looks like it is pretty action packed, so that should give us a good idea of how McKay handles heavy action sequences. It doesn't look bad at all from what I've seen in the trailer.
McKay is definitely an interesting choice as the director on this film, but I think he could end up doing a really good job. Its not like he's a bad director, the guy has made some great comedies, and I think it's good he's looking to expand into other film genres, so I've got McKays back on this one. I hope he gets the gig.
Here’s a synopsis of Garth Ennis' The Boys:
This is going to hurt! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone’s got to make sure the “supes” don’t get out of line. And someone will! Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth - superpower! Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them, sometimes, need to be taken out of the picture. That’s when you call in The Boys!
What do you all think about McKay directing The Boys?