So now it looks like Tim Story will direct The Losers film adaptation.
What a horrible, horrible choice. Way to take a perfect, smart and stylish action movie and turn it into Hollywood pablum. It’s very nice that Story has made some money with the Fantastic Four movies, but that doesn’t mean he should be allowed to direct a film with actual potential.
You couldn’t get someone from MI-5 like Johnny Campbell or Bharat Nullari? Or someone interesting like Park Chan-Wook? Even Steven Soderbergh – at least he’d have a bit of fun with it.
Alas. The Losers is one of my favourite comics of recent years, and, at least at this point, it doesn’t look like I’ll even bother with the film. Though perhaps I’ll reconsider once the cast is announced, but I’m desperately fearing Jessica Alba as Aisha.