During the Panel for The Other Guys today at Comic-Con, director Adam McKay (Step Bothers, Anchorman) officially announced that he will in fact direct Sony's big screen adaptation of the comic book The Boys. He said that he signed the deal today.
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 happy he got the directing 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?