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The BoysYesterday we ran a story that seemed to indicate that "Anchorman" director Adam McKay was the leading contender to direct a live-action adaptation of "The Boys," Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book series about a group of black ops agents tasked with policing superheroes' activities.

The report arrived via "Nightmare on Elm Street" director Samuel Bayer, who previously expressed his own desire to direct the project and now lamented McKay's status as the frontrunner. MTV News followed up with McKay's representatives to find out if the filmmaker is indeed in the mix for "The Boys," and received confirmation that he's in talks for the gig — though nothing is certain at this point.

"He's interested and has talked to the producers," a rep for McKay told MTV News. "But at this point, nothing is close to being decided." Read More...

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