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Tim Story helming The Losers

200px-losers.jpgNext week, Tim Story's latest film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is released but what will the 37 year old's next project be? Variety are reporting that Story will helm The Losers, an adaptation of the DC-Vertigo's comic book series for Warners. The comic series follows a small band of highly trained commandos who declare war on the CIA after they are set up to be killed by their own government. The project was originally set to be directed by Peter Berg from a first draft he had written a while back but for whatever reason Berg decided to work on the "superhero in crisis" movie Tonight, He Comes instead. For Story's film, Jamie Vanderbilt will re-write Berg's initial first draft.
"I'm a big fan of the edge of war movies like 'Black Hawk Down' or 'Band of Brothers,' and this has some of that. I was looking for a vehicle that would have that edge, but I didn't want to lose my personality, which is a bit tongue-and-cheek, where the characters have a little fun with each other," Story told Daily Variety. "I haven't made a movie in the real world since 'Barbershop,' because I've been locked into the superhero fantasy world," he says.
The series sounds pretty cool but with Story at the helm there is always the worry it might turn into a more kiddie friendly film or what he describes as his "tongue-and-cheek" technique. Alternatively though it could be Story's attempt to show us he can handle something of a more serious nature, after the criticism he has received for Fantastic Four.
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.