Warner Bros. might be taking awhile to decide the various fates of their big DC superheroes, but they haven't forgotten about their smaller DC and Vertigo books. According to Variety, Sylvain White ("Stomp the Yard") is set to direct "The Losers," a film based on the DC/Vertigo series that ran from 2003-2006 written by Andy Diggle with art by Jock. While the trades reference the original 1970s series, it doesn't look like it will play any part in this film.
"Losers" centers around a Special Forces team, who are set up and betrayed by their enigmatic handler, Max, who soon discovers that you should never leave a bunch of black-ops commandos for dead. The Losers regroup for revenge, and to get their names off a pesky CIA death list. For issue after issue, they conducted covert operations against the CIA, and sought to uncover the plans and conspiracies of the powerful, secretive Max.
The script was penned by James Vanderbilt, and will begin filming in early 2009. It was originally slated to be a Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures co-production -- where big comic productions like "300” and "Watchmen" are usually funded -- but it's going to Joel Silver and Dark Castle Entertainment instead, and Warners plans to distribute it "RocknRolla" style. That could prove worrying for the fans of this property, should it end up with the limited marketing and release that "RocknRolla" faced. But let's hope not, for you fans of "The Losers."
Are there any devoted fans to this series out there, jumping for joy at the news it's making it to the big screen?