The idea behind the comic book “Lost Squad”, by Chris Kirby, sounds a lot like the early parts of Mike Mignola’s “Hellboy”, especially the whole bigger-than-life aspect of it. But maybe I’m wrong. Anyways, Variety reports that Irish lads Stephen St. Leger and James Mather, former commercial directors known simply as Saint and Mather, have been attached as writers and directors on “Lost Squad”, described as “the adventures of a ragtag unit of Allied soldiers who fight Hitler’s occult agents and other supernatural threats during World War II.”
The film will be produced by Rogue Pictures, and producer Daniel Alter says that “Lost Squad” won’t be in the gritty, bloody vein of “Saving Private Ryan” or “Band of Brothers”, but will instead have the overstylized action of “300”. (Again with the “300” comparison…)
You can find out more about “Lost Squad” at the blog of the comic’s creator here.
Apparently the two Irish writer/directors turned heads when their short film “Prey Alone” made the rounds in Tinseltown. You can see “Prey Alone” in its entirely below.
Written & Directed by Stephen St. Leger and James Mather
Produced by John McDonnell