Sunday, August 19, 2012

The CIA Are Monitoring Superheroes

Looking to stretch their big screen comic book adaptations beyond Marvel Comics, Paramount is developing writer Garth Ennis and illustrator Darick Robertson's creator-owned, 2006 Dynamite Entertainment 'mature' graphic novel series "The Boys", with Adam McKay attached to direct.

The series is set between the years 2006-2008 in a world where superheroes exist, but corrupted by celebrity status, often engaging in illegal, immoral and reckless behavior, "...compromising the safety of the world."

Because of this, a CIA squad, called 'The Boys', artificially super-powered by the 'Compound V' drug 'Blue', is charged with monitoring and controlling the situation :

"...'Billy Butcher', learning of a presidential directive charging the CIA with monitoring all super-heroes, gets the backing required to reform 'The Boys', a black ops team designed to police the super-hero community, bringing together 'Mother's Milk', the 'Frenchman', the 'Female of the Species' and Scottish conspiracy theorist 'Wee Hughie'..."

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