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Story to direct comic book-based movie, DC-Vertigo's "The Losers" for Warner Bros. Picture

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
June 9, 2007

Tim Story, who is putting the final touches on "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," has inked a deal to helm another comic book-based movie, DC-Vertigo's "The Losers" for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Akiva Goldsman is producing via Weed Road, while Pete Berg produces through his Film 44 shingle.

"The Losers" follows a highly trained and eclectic Special Ops team that is set up, betrayed and left for dead. They go on a quest to find who sold them out and why, righting wrongs they encounter along the way.

The tales of "The Losers" ran in the pages DC Comics' "G.I. Combat" and "Our Fighting Forces" in the 1970s and revolved around the adventures of a misfit group of U.S. troops during World War II. The book was relaunched about five years ago under the company's Vertigo imprint by writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock, who turned the title into a gritty modern action-espionage adventure book.

The movie will be a one-off but with sequel potential.

Berg, who at one point was eyeing to direct the project, wrote the adaptation.

Dan Lin is overseeing for Warners along with Matt Reilly.

DC Comics exec Gregory Noveck is overseeing for DC.

Story's credits include "Fantastic Four," "Taxi," and "Barbershop." He is also exec producing "First Sunday," a Screen Gems comedy starring Ice Cube. "Silver Surfer" opens June 15.

Story is repped by WMA.




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