The Losers Gets a New Director

The last time we heard from The Losers, they had been assigned a director in Tim Story (“Fantastic Four”), with Peter Berg attached to produce. That was in June of 2007. In November of 2008, Story has fallen by the wayside, and been replaced by “Stomp the Yard” director Sylvain White, who seems to be getting himself attached to a lot of comic book movies nowadays. The other high-profile comic book movie that he’s been attached to is a big-screen adaptation of Frank Miller’s “Ronin”. Yes, someone in Hollywood actually thought it was as good idea to give the guy who directed a movie about grown men dancing in sync (don’t we call that boy bands?) the keys to “Ronin”. Anyways, moving on.

More about “The Losers”:

“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 “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 six years ago under the company’s Vertigo imprint by writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock, who turned the title into a modern action-espionage adventure book.

I hate to say it, but “The Losers” sure are losing the battle of the directors. First it was the guy who wrote and directed those awful “Fantastic Four” movies, and now it’s the guy who directed “Stomp the Yard” and “I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer”. However you slice it, it’s a losing proposition for “The Losers”.

Below: Tired of being called losers, The Losers ride walk off into the sunset.