According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pete Berg has signed on to write with an eye to direct an adaptation of The Losers, a gritty DC-Vertigo comic book, for Warner Bros. Pictures. Berg will produce via his Film 44 shingle along with Weed Road's Akiva Goldsman.
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' GI Combat and Our Fighting Forces in the 1970s and revolved around the adventures of a misfit group of American troops during World War II.
The book was relaunched about three years ago under the company's Vertigo imprint by writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock, who turned the title into a modern gritty action-espionage adventure book. The comic quickly became a critical success.