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
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
Warner Bros. publicity department is in high gear. On the heels of releasing new promo art for A Nightmare on Elm Street, Clash of the Titans, and Legend of the Guardians, the studio has now released the first teaser poster for The Losers.
It's a fairly faithful rendition of the cover of the DC Comics graphic novel by writer Andy Diggle and artists Jock and Shawn Martinbrough that inspired the movie, which seems to be a message to comic book fans that the movie will be true to the source material.
Directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard), the Losers stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Óscar Jaenada, and Columbus Short as "The Losers," a group of former CIA black-ops operatives who seek revenge against their former handler (played by Jason Patric) after being betrayed and left for dead. If you're unfamiliar with The Losers graphic novel that is the basis for the movie, DC Comics has made the first issue available online as a downloadable PDF. But, be warned, the content of the graphic novel is for mature readers only. Posted 03.10.10 by BrentJS
A second TV spot has arrived online for Sylvain White's comic book adaptation of The Losers. The movie stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, and Idris Elba as a group of former CIA black-ops operatives who seek revenge on the man that betrayed them (Jason Patric). Posted 03.02.10 by Ryan
Now that Warner Brothers have finally settled on an April 23rd release date for director Sylvain White's adaptation of The Losers, the studio can start promoting the movie on television.
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, and Jason Patric, The Losers follows a group of former CIA black-ops operatives who seek revenge after they are betrayed and left for dead. Watch the TV spot below. Posted 02.26.10 by Ryan
The release date of The Losers has been moved up, from June 4th to April 23rd. This announcement follows only days after Warner Bros. pushed back the release of director Sylvain White's DC Comics/Vertigo adaptation to June 4th to avoid competition with Warner's other major release, Clash of the Titans, opening April 2nd.
No explanation was given for this second move, but it's likely that Warner is looking to avoid a box-office shootout with The A-Team, which opens on June 11th. Both movies are similar in theme and directed at the same target audience, but The A-Team benefits from the "nostalgia factor" that goes with being based on a popular TV series, whereas The Losers is based on a relatively new update of a little-known war comic book.
Additionally, while The Losers features popular actors in Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, and Idris Elba, The A-Team boasts the stronger cast of Academy Award-nominee Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, and former mixed martial arts championQuinton "Rampage" Jackson. Posted 02.17.10 by BrentJS
Warner Bros. Pictures' has released an official trailer for The Losers that is slick, funny, and packed with action. Directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard), The Losers is based on the DC Comics/Vertigo title of the same name about a group of former CIA black-ops operatives who seek revenge against their former handler for betraying them and leaving them for dead.
In addition to its comic book origin, The Losers features a cast of actors who are no strangers to comic book–related movies, including Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Chris Evans (Fantastic Four), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek), and Idris Elba (upcoming Thor). Posted 01.30.10 by BrentJS