White hangs out with 'Losers'

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Sylvain White is in final negotiations to direct Warner Bros.' "The Losers," an adaptation of a gritty DC-Vertigo comic book.

The deal breathes new life into the project, which has come close to getting the lead out with such helmers as Peter Berg and Tim Story, among others.

Joel Silver's Dark Castle is in negotiations to come aboard to develop and finance. Silver will produce along with Akiva Goldsman and Weed Road partner Kerry Foster as well as Film 44's Sarah Aubrey.

"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.

Berg and James Vanderbilt worked on the script. Gregory Noveck is overseeing for DC. Matt Reilly is overseeing for Warners.

White, repped by WMA and Principato Young, also is adapting Frank Miller's "Ronin." (partialdiff)
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