"The Boys film adaptation is not dead. Some studios interested. This could be the coolest super hero franchise out there."The Boys isn't the only Ennis project to have a rough time getting to the big screen. The film adaptation of his break out book Preacher, was first announced in 2000. Since then, the film has been cancelled, resurrected, had numerous rewrites, including one of Ennis' own script, and a number of directors attached, including Sam Mendes. D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) was announced as director in February 2011, but there has being no word of the project since.