Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay have signed on to adapt The Boys for Columbia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Neal H. Moritz and his Columbia-based Original Films shingle are producing the project, which adapts the comic book created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.

The book follows the adventures of 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.

No production date has been set.