Universal’s genre subsection Rogue Pictures is really getting into comics – they’ve already got the horror book Hack/Slash in feature development thanks to producers Daniel Alter and Adrian Askariah, and those same guys have now brought them Devil’s Due’s WWII action title Lost Squad.
I haven’t read the series yet since I’m a “trade waiter” (or “trade traitor”, depending on which comic fans and/or publishers you talk to), holding out for the entire arc to be collected in one nifty volume, but here’s a very marketable-sounding blurb direct from the Devil’s Due site:
When a mission is too weird for the U.S. Army, the brass calls in the Lost Squad! It’s 1942 – and the seemingly unstoppable Wehrmacht is on the march. As the Nazis swallow more and more of
You had me at Dirty Dozen.
Alter and Askarieh are pretty skilled at sniffing out these high-concept properties – they also have a movie adaptation of the Hitman assassin-simulator videogame series on the way, among a few dozen other projects.