September 16, 2005 02:35:20 GMT
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
On the contrary to the movie title "The Losers," those work behind the scene are 'the braves.' Pete Berg is one of some who will write, direct, and produce via his Film 44 shingle along with Weed Road's Akiva Goldsman.
"The Losers" is an adaptation of a gritty DC-Vertigo comic book that follows the exploits of the highly skilled CIA team members as they are attacked by their own agency and left for dead. They set out to learn why they were betrayed, and to avenge the wrong, as well as other injustices they encounter.
To note, the movie actually is based on DC Comics' G.I. 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.