In early 2008, Columbia Pictures stated that there were plans for a film adaptation of the DC Comics book series The Boys to be produced by Neal H. Moritz. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the screenplay. Two years later, Adam McKay signed on as director. McKay added, "They already have a script and we're doing a rewrite on it so hopefully getting the whole thing into shape in the Fall with maybe a shoot happening in January." In February 2012, Columbia Pictures decided to cancel the adaptation of film. Adam McKay announced on Twitter that Paramount Pictures had picked up the project after Columbia dropped the project and that it was still in production. Paramount hired Manfredi and Hay to write the film. However, the project was dropped and was not brought up again until 2019 when The Boys got a TV series on Amazon Prime.
Why It Was Cancelled
- The cancellation reasons are currently unknown.
- The Boys was permanently cancelled
- The Boys got an Amazon Prime TV Series. The cast included Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Kapon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Elisabeth Shue, Colby Minifie and Aya Cash.