Superhero-Bashing Anti-Heroes Stomp Your Local Theater

Are superhero movies not violent enough for you? Then you should rejoice that Garth Ennis' over-the-top comic book The Boys has been optioned by Columbia Pictures. In The Boys, the CIA forms a special squad to keep superheroes in line, using as much violence as possible. DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint dropped the title after just six issues for being too fucked-up and disturbing, but the indy Dynamite Entertainment picked it up. Chances are any movie will be watered down beyond recognition, which may be a good thing in this case. [IESB]