While most moviegoers won't be too familiar with prosopagnosia, or "face blindness," French writer/director Julien Magnat is, and utilizes the disorder as the key element in his upcoming thriller, Faces in the Crowd (amnesia would have been far too easy).
The movie stars Milla Jovovich as the victim of a serial killer's attack, but who sustains a cranial injury that triggers her inability to recognize anyone's face. While she deals with the issue, the killer begins to track her down and could be anyone she meets.
While the movie has no official release date yet, it does have a new, international trailer to promote the movie, which is likely to get a release date soon. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.16.11 by Ryan
Universal has had directors lined up to take the helm of the adaptation Ouija, based on Hasbro's board game that supposedly allows players to talk to ghosts and spirits. According to THR, directors Pierre Morel (Taken), Sylvain White (The Losers), Scott Stewart (Legion), and John Moore (Max Payne) have all failed to land the gig, which leaves Universal to decide between two other directors who are vying for the job — McG and Breck Eisner (The Crazies). Eisner reportedly pitched his take to the studio last week before McG's Friday presentation and Universal is taking the holidays to think through their decision. Will Ouija be scary? >> Posted 12.20.10 by Ryan
Universal Pictures has announced their release schedule through 2013, which was highlighted by a few high-profile projects. First on the list is Larry Crowne, the comedy that Tom Hanks is directing and starring in with Julia Roberts and a strong supporting cast. Larry Crowne opens on July 1, 2011, opposite Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Mark your calendars >> Posted 10.30.10 by Ryan
In the latest issue of Essence, Saldana discusses how her background and upbringing prepared her for playing butt-kicking roles like her character in The Losers.
See what other cast members enjoyed about the movie >> Posted 04.22.10 by BrentJS
Hollywood has made a living out of portraying women to be such canker sores. We always have to be rescued all the time because we're so incompetent. I grew up in Queens in the '80s where women were the caretakers and women were the soldiers. I like holding the gun. I like participating in the saving of the day. I think it's kind of sexy. It's kind of like my mom.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been a workaholic since he finished playing The Comedian in Watchmen, and there seems to be no slowing down. Up next for Morgan is another comic book adaptation, director Sylvain White's The Losers, which Dean Morgan admitted to IESB is a project that he has been waiting to work on for years. Read more about The Losers and the Red Dawn remake >> Posted 04.15.10 by Ryan
Now, the official Losers site has a set of "highlight reel" videos with one for each of the main characters that make up the band of left-for-dead ex-Special Forces operatives known collectively as "The Losers" — this right on the heels of the batch release of stills, an official synopsis, and an extended video clip. watch all six Losers in action >> Posted 04.11.10 by BrentJS
With just two weeks to go before the premiere of director Sylvain White's The Losers, Warner Bros. is making a promotional push that better introduces moviegoers to the major players and plot. The three-fold push includes the release of a series of new stills, an official plot synopsis, and a sexy, action-packed extended video clip that's nearly three-and-a-half minutes long. watch the action-packed clip >> Posted 04.10.10 by BrentJS
With San Francisco's largest comic convention, WonderCon, opening today, several movie studios with comic book-adapted movies in the pipeline have added an extra little push to their marketing campaigns this week. DC Entertainment's offering includes two new posters for its upcoming The Losers, while Lionsgate has released a new poster for director Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass that is exclusive to WonderCon. see the Kick-Ass poster >> Posted 04.02.10 by BrentJS
Sylvain White has a varied background as a director starting with the 2006 slasher sequel I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer to the street-dancing drama of 2007's Stomp the Yard, but White has found a home in the comic book movie genre. With The Losers opening April 23, White is already at work adapting Frank Miller's Ronin. White told MTV that comic books have always been an interest for him, which is what drew him to the project.
Well, to tell you the truth, I grew up in Paris reading a lot of graphic novels — mostly European material, but some American stuff, too. So when I was looking for projects, I always looked into the graphic novel arena. What appealed to me about The Losers was that it wasn't the typical superhero-with-superpowers thing. It was based on real characters — realistic characters — and based in reality, like a lot of the European graphic novels that I had grown up reading.
Secondly, I loved the unique tone that [artist] Jock and [writer] Andy Diggle brought to the comic, which is this sort of great combination of light humor and fun with this really bad-ass action. And I thought, especially in recent years, there's been a lot of really cool, pretty realistic action, but at the same time it's usually paired with a dry, realistic tone. It's never necessarily combined with light, fun characters. So I thought, just like in the comic, that this is the opportunity to create something like that. That sort of fun tone in action movies seems to be coming back around, but I think we're going to be the first ones out there to really break ground with it.
The Losers has changed release dates several times, once to June and then back to April. White says the moves had nothing to do with reshoots and everything to do with other movies changing their release dates.
I have to say, as a filmmaker, I'm really proud because this is basically my fifth movie that I've done and I've never had to do reshoots. So I'm very happy about that. The change of dates was basically due to a shift in some releases between the studios. They moved Clash of the Titans, and then they had to move another release date in June. So I think the marketing department decided, "Let's maybe move to the June date," but then the April date opened up again and they went back to it. I'm not quite sure how the science of these things work, that's not really my department and I trust the marketing at Warner Bros. to make the best decision for the movie. I'm just excited it's coming out in April. I think the date is great. I think it's a great spring movie.
White promises plenty of action in The Losers, so much so that he had trouble choosing a favorite scene.
Posted 03.27.10 by Ryan
There's a great fight between Aisha (Zoe Saldana) and Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) which is pretty amazing, and I think it's going to be quite a bit of benchmark for boy-girl fights. There's a great scene with Jensen, played by Chris Evans, which is really funny and cool. We see a little bit of it in the trailer that is lifted from the comic, in which he infiltrates a building in Houston. There's also a great shootout with Aisha in a hotel room that's pretty fantastic because it's really exciting. I shot it like those old gangster movies from the '70s. It's pretty bad-ass.
But that scene with Jensen was always so funny in the pages of the comic, and you really want the humor to translate. Chris Evans really is a great Jensen. All the humor that the character had in the comic, he's really able to bring to life — and he's really a fun character to watch in this movie. That's why it's one of my favorite scenes.
Warner Bros. recently released a new theatrical poster for director Sylvain White's The Losers and now it has unleashed a set of similarly-themed character posters. Though the overall effect is different, the new Warner Bros. posters seem to borrow the "splatter effect" theme used in Lionsgate's recent set of Kick-Ass character posters, as well as using extremely large font block letters in the background.
Each of the new The Losers posters introduces a member of the misfit team of ex-covert operatives by code-name and specialty: Idris Elba as Roque, "demo and tactical"; Columbus Short as Pooch, "transpo and heavy weps "; Chris Evans as Jensen, "comms and tech"; Óscar Jaenada as Cougar, "long-range eliminations"; Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Clay, "operational control"; and, Zoe Saldana as Aisha, "search and destroy."
The Losers is adapted from the DC Comics title of the same name by writer Andy Diggle and artists Jock and Shawn Martinbrough and also stars Jason Patric star. Posted 03.27.10 by BrentJS