Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay to Adapt The Boys Writers Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay have signed on to adapt Garth Ennis’ comic book series ‘The Boys’. Created by Ennis (co-creator of the bestselling comic series “Preacher”) and Darick Robertson the film will be produced by Ken F. Levin and Neal H. Moritz. The contemporary-set comicbook series follows a CIA squad, known informally as “the boys,” whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, intimidate or eliminate them. Producer Moritz characterized the series as an original take on the superhero genre. “Rather than begin with a romantic idea of superheroes out to save the world, ‘The Boys’ imagines a world in which superheroes really exist, with all of the flaws that real people have,” he said. “The boys are there to make sure that people with superhuman powers don’t get out of line.” No production date has been set for the project.