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Adam McKay Wants Simon Pegg In His “Boys”

By 07.22.10

If you haven’t read Garth Ennis’ comic “The Boys” you’re in for a violently sexual treat – it follows a black ops-style team determined to secretly police a planet of degenerate, immoral superheroes. You may also notice a familiar face, as artist Darick Robertson patterned the scottish conspiracy nut “Wee Hughie” on Simon Pegg, who luckily approved.

Now, Anchorman’s Adam McKay is in talks to adapt The Boys into a movie and of course he knows where to get his Wee Hughie. In fact, he’s insisting. He told CHUD:

I asked McKay if he had talked to Pegg about doing the film. He told me, “I haven’t officially signed on yet, so I haven’t had any conversations with anyone, but he’s got to do it. It has to be.”

”So if you sign on it has to be with him?” I asked.

“For sure,” McKay said.

Luckily Pegg knows how to do a Scottish Accent – his Scottish wife coached him when he was cast as Scotty in last year’s Star Trek reboot.

[CHUD via Bleeding Cool]


TOPICS#Comics
TAGSAdam McKayadaptationDarick RobertsonGarth EnnisMoviessimon peggThe Boys

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