2012 may not be the end of the world, but it certainly is the end of many film projects just barely two months into the year. The latest victim is Adam McKay’s (Anchorman, The Other Guys) film adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Patrick Robertson comic, The Boys.
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So it looks like Columbia has dropped out of development for the film adaptation of The Boys. This doesn’t mean that the project is completely dead as producers Neal H. Moritz of Original Film and Jason Netter Kick Start will now look to shop this project around to other studios, so it’s still likely that this movie could still be made.
“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. Writing duoMatt Manfredi and Phil Hay, as well as Seth Rogen,had worked on the screenplay since the project was first set up in 2009. “
This news comes just short after it was reported earlier last week that Legendary Pictures had dropped Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost, which was set to star Bradley Cooper and Benjamin Walker in the film adaptation of the John Milton epic poem.
Also scrapped this year was Warner Bros. film adaptation of the popular Japanese anime/manga Akira. Though the studio has reiterated that they intend to make and release a film adaptation, project appears to be dead for now.