Adam McKay in Talks to Direct The Boys

Entertainment Weekly and Collider are reporting that Adam McKay is in talks to direct Columbia Pictures’ adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Darrick Robertson comic book The Boys.

McKay’s credits include Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers and upcoming The Other Guys.

Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay wrote the script for the film, which 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.