(FROM VARIETY) ? Columbia Pictures has acquired film rights to the indie comicbook The Boys and is teaming with producer Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend, Prison Break) for a feature adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s Dynamite Entertainment series. The story is about a CIA squad known as ”the boys” that keeps watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, is assigned to intimidate or eliminate them. Ennis is also the co-creator of the comic series Preacher, which is being adapted for HBO. (Variety)