Nightmare on Elm Street's Samuel Bayer Would Like to Direct The Boys
Posted 03.05.10 by Ryan
Samuel Bayer is still waiting to see how his debut directorial effort, the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, will fare at the box office, but, in an interview with ShockTillYouDrop, the director says he is already trying to land the comic book adaptation of The Boys as his next gig.
There's one comic book I really dig that I want to go after that's bad-ass. I'd like to get it, it's called The Boys. It's about a group of mercenaries and they're job is to kick the shit out of superheroes who get out of line. It doesn't get any better than that. In the world of The Boys, superheroes are scumbags. My youngest brother is a comic book historian and he introduced me to a lot of graphic novels like The Dark Knight. There are some great books I don't think people have tapped into yet.
A director for the project has yet to be named for The Boys, which is being developed by Wanted producer Jason Netter. The Clash of the Titans screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi were hired to write the first draft, and The Boys' co-creator and artist Darrick Robertson believes their draft is "faithful" to the comic book.
If Bayer doesn't get The Boys gig, he isn't likely to do another Nightmare.
I think we've had our run. It doesn't mean we don't love each other.
Next Showing: A Nightmare on Elm Street
opens April 16