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    Garth Ennis' The Boys Coming To TV

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    Deadline has reported that a TV adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's is currently in development at Cinemax from the producers that recently brought "Preacher" to AMC.

    Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Neal Moritz are involved in the new series, and Rogen and Goldberg helped develop the adaptation along with "Supernatural's" Eric Kripke. Kripke will also write for the series and serve as executive producer. Rogen and Goldberg, who recently directed the pilot for AMC's "Preacher," will direct the pilot for the Cinemax series. Ennis and Robertson will serve as co-executive producers. Additionally, Original Film’s Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Ori Marmur; Point Grey’s Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver; as well as Ken Levin and Kickstarter’s Jason Netter are on board as EPs.
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    Now we just need the new Punisher show to follow Ennis' run on the title.

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    Seems impossible to adapt correctly to something like TV.

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    Cinemax is a good fit. I wonder what kind of budget it will have because the comic has tons of OTT scenes of sex and violence. I personally didn't like it too much, thought it was too juvenile personally. So, if the powers that be smooth out some of the aspects of the comic that didn't work or weren't explained properly then it might work.

    I tried to read Punisher MAX and had to put it down. It was just ridiculously OTT. So far I wouldn't consider my fan of Ennis.
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    I would say The Boys is Ennis' weakest title. A one-note joke repeated over and over.

    The Punisher comics are OTT but I think the character kind of deserved that treatment, I hated the 80s/90s grimdark version of the character and they're fun, popcorn-like comics with a combo of crime comic and EC Horror gore that I find fun. Until Ennis' gets to stuff like the last arc and his great Born origin story, where he weaves in the Vietnam stuff to surprising effect, changing the entire sentimental and macho approach to the character.
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    Seth Rogen on Adapting 'The Boys' for Cinemax

    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have pulled off adapting Preacher, something that seemed less and less possible as the years added up. Now, with that one hitting screens and capitalising on hype by meeting and excelling expectations, the two long-time collaborators look to another of Garth Ennis' comic books for adaptation.

    Speaking recently with THR, Rogen revealed that The Boys would be a project set up at Cinemax, where Robert Kirkman is launching his own comic book adaptation Outcast this week.

    “We’re in a similar place with it now where we were with Preacher. Now that we’ve convinced everyone to let us adapt this into a show, what are we actually going to do?”

    The Boys is the story of a government-supported task force that by any means necessary takes down any superhero who has seemingly gone rogue or lost their sense of duty. In this world, superheroes are no longer respected and admired, but are psychotic and perverse.

    Preacher is a confronting book at times, but The Boys ramps that up to a hundred, and is genuinely unsettling and upsetting in parts. “Ten years ago, if you introduced The Boys to a mainstream audience, they would’ve been mystified, they would be able to identify roughly who was standing in for Batman, Superman, the Hulk, probably Spider-Man and Captain America. Not beyond that," Ennis said.

    "Now, 10 years on, with the success of the various franchises, mainstream audiences have been educated in the world of superheroes. So when an Iron Man-esque guy pops up, they’ll know who that is. That’s going to be simpler.”

    The idea of setting a story in the traditional world of superheroes has always been "very appealing" to the duo. There's no word on when we can expect to see the series, but should Preacher continue to do well, expect it sooner rather than later.
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    Elizabeth Shue has been added to the cast.

    http://bloody-disgusting.com/comics/...-amazons-boys/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Elizabeth Shue has been added to the cast.

    http://bloody-disgusting.com/comics/...-amazons-boys/
    Kick ass. She is a damn good actress. Happy this is on Cinemax,so it wont have to be toned down much. Sure the comic was OTT and a bit juvenile. But at heart most superhero comics are OTT and juvenile.

    I love The Boys and try to re-read it every few years. As long as we dont say Lucy Liu as The Female it should be decent.

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