There’s been talk for several years that “Anchorman” director Adam McKay was working on a film adaptation of the acclaimed Garth Ennis comic “The Boys” – a major departure for the filmmaker who is mostly known for comedies rather than the darkly violent drama of the material.
Now though, it seems some one else with a comedy background is keen to have a go in a different form – Seth Rogen. Birth.Movies.Death reports that “This Is the End” filmmakers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are currently shopping a TV series adaptation of the series around to cable networks – likely premium cable in order to incorporate the source material’s graphic violence.
“Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke is also involved in the project which would deal with a group of special agents tasked with policing the world’s superheroes and villains by any means necessary.
Rogen and Goldberg certainly have experience in this area, having recently gotten a TV series adaptation of Ennis’ most famous work “Preacher” into production at AMC. The pair are executive producing and directed the pilot for that show which will debut in 2016.