Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cat no longer in the bag - St. Leger & Mather to write/direct Lost Squad

News Headlines from Variety: Irish duo join Rogue's 'Lost Squad' and The Hollywood Reporter: Saint, Mather put 'Squad' into action.

For the record: I couldn't be more thrilled!

I was blown away after seeing their 15 minute short 'Prey Alone' - a balls-to-the-wall action stunner with terrific effects. The project's live action elements were shot in only 4 days on a green screen soundstage back in 2004. Digital Animation and effects were added later.

Check out the trailer.

Click on over to their website to view more videos and photos of the shoot. There's some terrific video comparing the raw live action footage to the finished project.

Cool stuff. YouTube has the entire fifteen minute short posted in two parts.

Part one.
Part two.
It's one more (HUGE!) step down that road to making the movie.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lost Squad mention on Fanboy Radio.

Writers Phil Hester and Chuck Satterlee , along with penciler Kevin Mellon, were interviewed on Fanboy Radio a few weeks back about their new book THIRTEEN STEPS from Desperado Publishing.

Chuck gives a nice shout out to Lost Squad in the podcast at about halfway mark. Thanks, Chuck!

If you haven't checked out the Fanboy Radio podcast, give it a listen. GREAT stuff and a terrific guest list. It's available on iTunes. Chuck, Phil and Kevin are on Episode #396 recorded on 6/6/07.

Speaking of THIRTEEN STEPS, it's a werewolf book with a twist. Here's the solicit copy: "Semi-pro baseball player Justin Ullrich has a problem… he’s a werewolf and he wants to talk, but nobody’s listening. Not his Mother, Priest, stoner pal or his ex… the succubus. So where does a monster with bloodlust issues go? He enters a twelve step self-help program, of course! But instead of finding answers he finds himself swept up in the identity politics of the monster set. Super-sized 40 page first issue! Thirteen Steps…. Because when it’s supernatural you need that extra step!

Written by Phil Hester and Chuck Satterlee with art by Kevin Mellon (GEARHEAD)".


Friday, June 15, 2007

Interview with Lost Squad producers Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter

The men behind the Lost Squad movie have a ton of stuff on their plate but they found time to sit down with's Robert Sanchez and talk a bit about their upcoming movie HITMAN and some other projects.

Lost Squad gets a little love in there as well.

UPDATE: IGN has the HITMAN teaser trailer up.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Broken Frontier debriefs the Squad

Fletch Adams takes a long look at the first arc of Lost Squad over on the terrific comics portal Broken Frontier. Thanks for the write-up, Fletch!
I wish it hadn't taken as long between issues #5 and #6 and, believe me, readers have told us so in more ways than one. We're hoping to do the next installment either as a super-sized one shot or as a short two part mini-series. We'd like to follow the same model HACK/SLASH followed before becoming a regular on-going.

Alan is penciling another project currently for another creator. The artwork looks fantastic. Once this is in the can, he can start on the next installment of LS. I don't want to solicit until we feel comfortable with the pages we have in the can.