SuperHeroHype parent site ComingSoon.net got a chance to talk to The Other Guys director Adam McKay this week and the interview included questions on McKay’s next project, the adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Darrick Robertson comic book The Boys. The comic revolves around the government’s decision to have the CIA monitor all superheroes using a Black Ops team called "The Boys" and what happens when a Scottish conspiracy nut named Wee Hughie, whose girlfriend was killed by a superhero, is inducted to join the group when they’re reformed to take down rogue superheroes who have gotten out of control. Here are the parts of the interview talking about the project:
CS: With all the action in this movie, I know you’ve been talking to Neil Moritz (producer of the "Fast and Furious" movies and others) about doing "The Boys," so did you try to put together a reel of the action stuff just to show him you could do it?
CS: I talked to Neil last week at Comic-Con about Garth Ennis and his sense of humor. He does a lot of things in comics you could never get away with in movies and the MPAA, because it may even be hard to get an R-rating for some of it. While this may have been easy to get a PG-13, that one might be hard to get an R with some of the stuff in the comics.
CS: Have you been going through the script and figuring out how exactly that’s going to work and do you think that might be your next project?
CS: With movies like "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted," they were writing the movie before the comics were finished so they went off them quite a bit. Have you figured out what section of the books are going to be covered for the movie and do you expect it to be an all-in-one type deal?
CS: Are there any roles you think might be more difficult to cast than others? I know Simon Pegg’s obvious for Hughie, and you’ve mentioned possibly Noomi Rapace from "The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo" for Female. She’s actually a really nice person and speaks really good English by the way.
You can read the full interview here!