Warner Bros has released the first official photos from Sylvain White‘s big screen adaptation of the Vertigo label comic book The Losers, thanks to Omelete.
Originally published as a war comic feature set during World War II, The Losers was later re-imagined set against the events surrounding the war on terror. The Vertigo imprint version ran for 32 issues from 2003 to 2006. The Losers tells the story of a former Special Forces team who were betrayed by their handler Max, and left for dead following the conclusion of their operation. The team were forced to regroup and enter on a mission of revenge against Max, who has been using the CIA for his own interests.
More photos after the jump.
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is one of those actors who always seems on the cusp of really breaking out. His roles on Supernatural and Grey’s Anatomy led to a turn as The Comedian in Watchmen, in which he was one of the highlights. He’s currently shooting the Sylvain White-directed The Losers alongside Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba and Jason Patric. And now he’ll be in the remake of Red Dawn. Read More »
The movie trailer for Ang Lee‘s Taking Woodstock premiered tonight on Important Things with Demetri Martin. Based on Elliot Tiber‘s memior, Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life, the comedy tells the story of Mr. Tiber, who played an unexpected but pivotal role in making the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Watch the trailer after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2009 by David Chen
In this very special episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Peter Sciretta, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley are joined by writer/actor/director Kevin Smith to discuss Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. In this epic, 1 hour and 45-minute long discussion, the five of them delve into the faithfulness of the film adaptation, the effectiveness of the film’s soundtrack, the controversy surrounding the film’s ending, the sexuality of Rorschach, and the resemblance between Zack Snyder and Jesus.
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Since he was first revealed as part of the Watchmen cast, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been the subject of intense geek scrutiny and, lately, the recipient of some big geek love – even though hardly a soul has seen the completed film as yet. This is likely to be played out for a while yet, if only in a lower key, as he’s reportedly negotiating a role in The Losers, adapted from the Andy Diggle and Jock comic book.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan is closing in on a deal to play Clay, the leader of the titular group of double-crossed special forces ops. Sylvain White is directing from a script that has passed between Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt (and I hope somebody else, please, because those guys don’t exactly fill me with confidence).
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Warner Bros has released six new character posters for Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. The line-up includes: The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Silk Spectre II (Malin Akerman), Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley), Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) and Nite Owl II (Patrick Wilson). I have updated the story with super high resolution versions (2326px x 3601px, 2+mb) of the six character banners. Click on the photos below to enlarge.
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BILLY CRUDUP as Jon Osterman in transformation.
Warner Bros sent us high resolution versions of the Watchmen photos which appear in this week’s Entertainment Weekly. Check them out below. As always, click to enlarge!
JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN as The Comedian
JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN as The Comedian and CARLA GUGINO as the original Silk Spectre
PATRICK WILSON as Nite Owl II with MALIN AKERMAN (in the background) as Silk Spectre II
JACKIE EARLE HALEY as Rorschach
The movie trailer for Zack Snyder’s big screen adaptation of Watchmen has hit the internet, just in case you can’t wait until that midnight screening of The Dark Knight.
I’m shocked at just how much footage Snyder shows us in this first trailer. Dr. Manhattan? The Night Owl Ship? Mars? It’s all right out of the comic book. This is a fanboys wet dream. I had hesitations about if Warner Bros could market an adaptation of Watchmen to the masses, but they’ve done it. That said, Ozymandias still looks stupid in full motion. I need to see his thing on the big screen. Anyone with midnight tickets to The Dark Knight is in for a three hour long geekgasm. It will be exhausting. First this Watchmen trailer, then the Terminator 4 teaser, and then the greatest comic book movie of all time.
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A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the watchmen? Watchmen hits theaters on March 6th 2009.
The casting for Zack Snyder’s big screen adaptation of Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel Watchmen has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. But honestly most of the names on the list have been rumored to be attached to the project for months. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the only name not in our report from last week.Â Morgan will play the Comedian, “a cigar-chomping, gun-toting vigilante-turned-paramilitary agent.” Rumored to play the role were Thomas Jane and Ron Pearlman.
Also confirmed: Jackie Earle Haley will play Walter Kovacs aka Rorschach, Billy Crudup will play Dr. Manhattan, Malin Akerman will play Laurie Juspeczyk/the Silk Spectre, Mathew Goode will play Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, and Patrick Wilson will play the Nite-Owl.
I’m still skeptical as to whether or not Watchman can be turned into a relevant and entertaining film, since most of the ideas and concepts have since been stolen and used in other comic books and films. But if there is anyone who can make this film seem revolutionary it could be Snyder. He has a good list of names to back him up in front of the camera. Shooting is set to begin in Vancouver this Fall.