White Replaces Story on ‘Losers’
Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) replaces Tim Story (Fantastic Four) as director on the Warner Bros. adaptation of Vertigo’s Losers.
He inherits a script from James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) as production responsibilities move from a Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures co-production to one managed by Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment. Production is expected to begin in early 2009 according to Variety. No casting or release date have been announced.
The Losers lasted 32 issues from 2003-2006 and was written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Jock. The story told of “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 title derives from a feature that ran in Our Fighting Forces from 1970-1985, mostly handled by writer Robert Kanigher and artists Russ Heath and John Severin although a memorable run was done by Jack Kirby.
White is also attached to the film version of Frank Miller’s first creator-owned property, Ronin, which DC Comics published in the early 1980s, and Castlevania, a live-action version of the popular video game. Vanderbilt also wrote an early draft of Spider-Man 4 before being replaced.