Garth Ennis’ comic series
is to be made into an R-rated movie that director Adam McKay has likened to the film adap of
A couple of weeks back, news broke that
helmer Adam McKay would be steering the movie adaptation of bloody anti-superhero comic
Now, the director has spoken with
about what we should expect from his take on Ennis’ distinctive world.
Namely, and most importantly, it will be rated R – “it doesn’t work unless it’s R”, says McKay. Which makes sense, considering the comic’s propensity for adult content (hello superhero gang bang).
McKay tells the website that studio Sony agreed that the film could and should only be made with an R rating. He also refers to
as a “current day
”, while placing superheroes “in a time where monopolies have bought our country and you incorporate that as well”.
The comic is built on the same premise of ‘Who watches the Watchmen?’, and follows a gang known as The Boys who keep superheroes in check.
No word yet if Simon Pegg will play Hughie Campbell, the character who borrowed his likeness in the comic series, though that would be a nice example of cyclical comic-movie creativity.
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