The Boys movie dropped by Columbia Pictures

The Boys movie dropped by Columbia Pictures, was Garth Ennis’ controversial superhero book too much for the studio?

The Boys movie dropped

The Boys movie dropped

It’s had a troubled history, DC famously decided that Garth Ennis (Preacher, Punisher Max) and Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan)’s The Boys was too much for even their Wildstorm imprint, despite it being one of their best selling titles, and from issue seven the series was published by indie Dynamite.

Optioned for a movie by Columbia Pictures in 2008, they’ve finally decided against it, but this leaves producers Neal Moritz (I Am Legend, The Green Hornet) and Jason Netter (Wanted) free to pitch the project to other studios. Writers Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay (Clash Of The Titans, Aeon Flux), and Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet, Pineapple Express) have also been involved so far.

The Boys tells the story of a covert CIA unit that keep the world’s deviant and dysfunctional superheroes from getting too big for their boots, with brutal consequences, and as one of our favourite series the development of the movie is something we watch with interest.