DC-Vertigo's comic The Losers is getting the big screen treatment. According to Variety, Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer's Tim Story is directing the film.
The story will revolve around a team of commandos who are set up for an assassination by their own government. When they get wind of this, they set out to make things right. Jamie Vanderbilt is currently rewriting Peter Berg's first draft of the script.
The comic was originally published in the 1970s, though Story's version will take place in current times. The director stated, "I'm a big fan of the edge of war movies like Black Hawk Down or Band of Brothers, and this has some of that. I was looking for a vehicle that would have that edge, but I didn't want to lose my personality, which is a bit tongue-and-cheek, where the characters have a little fun with each other. I haven't made a movie in the real world since Barbershop because I've been locked into the superhero fantasy world."
The film does not have a start date.