Saint, Mather put 'Squad' into action


Stephen St. Leger and James Mather have found their way to "The Lost Squad," coming on board to write and direct the project for Rogue Pictures. Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter are producing.

"Squad" is based on a Devil's Due comic written by Chris Kirby and drawn by Alan Robinson. The miniseries revolved around the supernatural action-adventures of a squad of U.S. soldiers who take on weird missions during World War II, fighting Adolf Hitler's occult agents and other threats.

Devil's Due Josh Blaylock is co-producing.

Andrew Rona, Andrew Deutschman and Alex Heineman will oversee.

The duo, known and Saint & Mather, are based in Ireland; St. Leger is a commercial director, Mather is a director of photography. The pair are riding into Hollywood on buzz created by "Prey Alone," a high-octane 15-minute short they made digitally using actors and some hand props. It is that technique, similar to the fashion of how "300" was made, that they plan to use in making "Squad."

St. Leger and Mather are repped by WMA.