Everyone loves Garth Ennis’ nihilistic take on the superhero genre with “The Boys”, and I gotta admit, I loved it too — for the first 10 issues or so. I then got bored and moved on. After all, you can only take so much random killing and cussing before it gets tedious. You know who also loves it, though? “A Nightmare on Elm Street” reboot director Samuel Bayer, who has already expressed interest in directing a live-action movie version of the comic in the past. In a recent interview, Bayer seems resigned to the fact that he won’t get the chance, and throws out another name that, to put it bluntly, seems completely out of left field:
“It’s so funny, I would die to do that comic book. From what I’ve heard from the producers on the movie is that Adam McKay is doing it. He did Anchorman, I guess. The studio is really hot on him and…” After Bayer paused for a second, he did drop the fact that if Nightmare performs well, maybe he could be the one to helm this fantastic series, “Let’s have the movie come out this weekend and do really well. Then we’ll see how my stock is in Hollywood.”
Adam McKay? Comedic director of “Step Brothers”, “Anchorman”, and the upcoming “The Other Guys”? I’d like to see how this guy handles action first, even in an action-comedy like “The Other Guys”, before I can even imagine him tackling a wild free-for-all like “The Boys”.