Sony’s Boys Hunt Superheroes

Sony Pictures has acquired feature films rights to independent graphic novel “The Boys” reports Variety.

The Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson-created series follows a CIA squad, known informally as “the boys”, whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, intimidate or eliminate them.

Neal H. Moritz will produce what he describes 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. The boys are there to make sure that people with superhuman powers don’t get out of line.”