The Boys: The Movie

The Boys -1It looks like the comic book known as The Boys will be coming soon to a theater near you. We get the scoop this fine day from Variety via IESB:

Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s ultra-violent and darkly, darkly humorous comic book series has been picked up by Columbia Pictures, Variety reports. Ennis and Robertson, writer and artist, respectively, began The Boys in 2006 through DC Comics’ Wildstorm banner. Ennis made it very clear that this series was going to “out-Preacher Preacher” (Failing, perhaps, to understand exactly what it was that made Preacher such a great series) and the end-result was a series so over-the-top that DC felt uncomfortable publishing and canceled The Boys with issue six.

From there, the series was picked up by Dynamite Entertainment where it’s still running today. They’ve since gone back and collected the past Wildstorm issues into trades. It’s worth noting that the series features a lead character openly based on actor Simon Pegg. Since he wrote the introduction to the first trade and is obviously cool with his face being used, I’ll go out on a limb and say that he’s more likely than not already in talks to star in the film.

I have not read this comic book series but from what has been described, it certainly sounds like a winner. An ultra violent movie that features dark humor will suit me just fine thankyouverymuch. I know many of out readers are familiar with comic books, and I beseech you international friends; what are your thoughts on the comic book and do you think the story will lend itself to a quality film adaptation.

With Simon Pegg as the inspiration for the lead character, it would seem to me that a movie may have always been in the minds of all involved. This does not bother me at all, in fact it should make the transition to film quite easy. One thing is certain however, if Pegg doesn’t get the part he is going to be pissed! The likelihood of this happening are slim to none, but it’s certainly funny to think about.

We will be sure to keep you posted on this one, and I will try to get a few of my friends that are comic book gurus to share their thoughts on the matter.

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