We reported last month that A Nightmare on Elm Street director Samuel Bayer was interested in directing an upcoming comic book adaptation but, according to Bayer himself, a comedy director might be directing the film. Film School Rejects recently spoke with Bayer, who revealed that Adam McKay could be in line to direct The Boys. Here's an excerpt from the site's article.
"It's so funny, I would die to do that comic book. From what I've heard from the producers on the movie is that Adam McKay is doing it. He did Anchorman, I guess. The studio is really hot on him and..." After Bayer paused for a second, he did drop the fact that if Nightmare performs well, maybe he could be the one to helm this fantastic series, "Let's have the movie come out this weekend and do really well. Then we'll see how my stock is in Hollywood."
The film would be an adaptation of the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darrick Robertson. A plot description can be found below.
Based on the Garth Ennis/Darrick Robertson comic book The Boys, which revolves around the government's decision to have the CIA monitor all superheroes using a Black Ops team called The Boys and what happens when a Scottish conspiracy nut named Wee Hughie, whose girlfriend was killed by a superhero, is inducted to join the group when they're reformed to take down rogue superheroes who have gotten out of control.