Jeremy Renner Might Join Sylvain White's The Losers
We first reported that Vertigo's The Losers was being adapted by Stomp The Yard director Sylvain White back in November. We haven't heard much since then, and we're not sure if it's still on track, but we do have a lead on who might be joining the project. Jeremy Renner, who stars in The Hurt Locker, The Assassination of Jesse James, and 28 Weeks Later, told ComingSoon today at the New York Comic Con that The Losers is one of the projects that he's looking at joining soon. He didn't say which character he's interested in, but said that it's a "very interesting anti-hero graphic novel, I love that sort of thing."
The comic, first published in the 1970's and again in 2002 by Vertigo, follows a highly trained and eclectic Special Ops team that is set up, betrayed and left for dead. They then go on a quest to find who sold them out and why, righting wrongs they encounter along the way. Originally Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt scripted this project for Tim Story (of Fantastic Four) to direct, but it has since fallen into Sylvain White's hands with Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment producing. I'm not familiar enough with the comic to say much more, but I like Renner and think he's got a lot of potential. We'll let you know if we hear more!