Tim Story (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) is set to direct the big screen adaptation of DC-Vertigo’s gritty comic book The Losers for Warner Bros. Jamie Vanderbilt will adapt Andy Diggle’s comic, working from a first draft by Peter Berg.
Berg and Weed Road’s Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster are producing. Also producing is Sarah Aubrey, Berg’s partner at Film 44, and John Cameron, who brought the project to Film 44.
The movie will center around a small band of elite and highly trained commandos who are set up to to be killed by their own government. They set out to avenge the wrong, as well as avenge other injustices.
The Losers was published by DC Comics in the 1970s and was revised several years ago by Vertigo Comics.
Story’s feature adaptation will be set in contemporary times, with the special ops team carrying out missions around the world before the members are left for dead. Flying under the radar, they return and move around the U.S.