Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Bringing THE BOYS To Cinemax
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been working for years to bring an adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher to the small screen, and they're about to make that happen when the show premieres on May 22nd. But now they've locked down a different TV show adaptation of another Ennis comic book for a different network: Deadline reports that the guys will adapt The Boys into a TV series for Cinemax.
There was a report a few months ago about the writer/director/producers trying to sell this to networks, and this announcement validates that report. Here's the plot synopsis for The Boys in case you're unfamiliar with it:
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!
Sounds very similar to Powers and Suicide Squad, but I'm hoping Rogen and Goldberg will be able to put a fresh spin on it. Adam McKay was in talks to make a film version of this comic a few years ago with Simon Pegg and Russell Crowe attached to star, but they could never get the studio to sign off on a script. Fast & Furious producer Neil Moritz is producing, Supernatural's Eric Kripke will write, and Rogen and Goldberg will direct the pilot. Damn...am I going to have to subscribe to Cinemax now?