By Matt O'Bryant
While the show is still a couple weeks away, it appears that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have impressed the people who have seen AMC's upcoming Preacher TV series adaptation. So much so that now the two regular comedy movie "partners in crime" are going to be creating/adapting/producing another comic book property for the small screen. This time around the duo will be taking on The Boys adaptation.
Get the details from DEADLINE below:
"After bringing Garth Ennis’ Preacher to the screen with the upcoming AMC series, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Neal Moritz are tackling another dark and violent comic book by Ennis on cable television. Cinemax has put in development The Boys, from the Preacher team of Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey, Moritz’s Original Film and Sony TV.
Developed by Rogen, Goldberg and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, and to be written by Kripke based on the graphic novel written by Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson, the series is set in a time where most of the superheroes are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behavior, compromising the safety of the world. It centers on a CIA squad, known informally as “the boys,” whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, eliminate some of them. Rogen and Goldberg, who helmed the Preacher pilot, are set to direct.
Executive producing The Boys are Original Film’s Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Ori Marmur; Point Grey’s Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver; Kripke; as well as Ken Levin and Kickstart’s Jason Netter (Preacher). Ennis and Robertson will serve as co-executive producers."
Don't expect The Boys adaptation to arrive anytime soon, late 2017 or early 2018 at best.