Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Not Yer Daddy's GREEN ARROW


I've just done an interview with Newsarama to discuss GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE (on sale next month, kids!).

The piece includes some lovely new pages by Jock, coloured by David Baron.

Go see.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

EMPIRE magazine on THE LOSERS


EMPIRE had a brief chat with director Tim Story about the forthcoming THE LOSERS movie:

"The idea of turning the Andy Diggle-penned/Jock-illustrated espionage extravaganza into movie gold has been on the cards ever since the comics hit the shelves three years ago. This is unsurprising, when you consider the host of exotic locations, cooler-than-cool characters, major weaponry and wicked humour that make the adventures of the disparate band of ex-special forces agents such rich pickings for the screen."

Bless you, EMPIRE!

More in the link.

Friday, June 15, 2007

THE LOSERS: Tim Story Video Clip

IESB nabbed a few brief words with director Tim Story about his vision for THE LOSERS movie when he was in London for the launch of FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER.

Click here to see the 30-second video clip.

Monday, June 11, 2007

More on THE LOSERS

The Hollywood Reporter's piece on THE LOSERS movie includes this rather promising quote from director Tim Story:

"I told my agents I didn't want to do another comic book," Story said. "I had been in the world of fantasy and I wanted to do something very edgy, a realist action movie. I wanted to find something like a 'Bourne Identity' or 'Black Hawk Down.' "

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Tim Story to direct THE LOSERS


It's official. From today's Variety:

Tim Story to direct 'Losers'
Vanderbilt adapting DC-Vertigo comicbook
By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, MICHAEL FLEMING
Leaving behind the world of superheroes, Tim Story is set to direct the bigscreen adaptation of DC-Vertigo's gritty comicbook "The Losers" for Warner Bros.

Studio has hired Jamie Vanderbilt to adapt Andy Diggle's comicbook, working from a first draft by Peter Berg.

Berg and Weed Road's Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster are producing. Also producing is Sarah Aubrey, Berg's partner at Film 44, and John Cameron, who brought the project to Film 44.

Film will center around a small band of elite and highly trained commandos who are set up to to be killed by their own government. They set out to avenge the wrong, as well as avenge other injustices.

"The Losers" was published by DC Comics imprint Vertigo in the 1970s. Strip was revived several years.

Story's feature adaptation will be set in contemporary times, with the special ops team carrying out missions around the world before the members are left for dead. Flying under the radar, they return and move around the U.S.

"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.

Berg originally penned the script with an eye to direct, but is instead helming "Tonight, He Comes."

Story's "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" opens June 15. Second installment in the Fox franchise comes two years after Story's 2005 "Fantastic Four."

Story is producing the upcoming film "First Sunday," starring Ice Cube, for Screen Gems.

Story is repped by WMA.


Now let's hear your casting suggestions!

I'd love to see Nathan Fillion as Clay, Rosario Dawson as Aisha, Simon Pegg as Jensen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Pooch, Gael Garcia Bernal as Cougar and Jack Nicholson as Max.

You?