Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) has been set to direct The Losers, an adaptation of the DC-Vertigo comic book about a band of black ops commandos who are set up to be killed by their own government. They barely survive and set out to get even.
The James Vanderbilt-scripted project at Dark Castle Entertainment will start production in early 2009. Warner Bros. will distribute. Dark Castle’s Joel Silver is in the process of joining Weed Road’s Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster as producers.
The series was first published by the DC Comics imprint Vertigo in the 1970s. Gregory Noveck, who oversees DC Comics film transformations, will be involved in a producing capacity.
Tim Story was previously attached to direct.