Last week Warner Bros moved Sylvain White‘s comic book adaptation The Losers from its previously announced release date of April 9th to June 4th 2010 in order to give Warner Bros’ other release Clash of the Titans more breathing room. Clash had been recently pushed back to an April 2nd release due to a last-minute decision to do a post-production 3D conversion. But the new release date put the film in theaters just one week before Fox’s big screen adaptation of The A-Team, a very comparible film on every level.
Well it turns out that Warner Bros has second thoughts, and has now moved The Losers up for an April 23rd 2010 release. The film will now go head to head with Saturday Night Live’s feature comedy MacGruber and the Oliver Stone sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Box Office is reporting that Warner Bros has decided to bump Sylvain White‘s comic book adaptation The Losers from its previously announced release date of April 9th to June 4th 2010. It is assumed that the new Summer release was to give Warner Bros’ other release Clash of the Titans more breathing room. Clash had been recently pushed back to an April 2nd release due to a last-minute decision to do a post-production 3D conversion. So now The Losers will hit theaters just one week before Fox’s big screen adaptation of The A-Team. The two films have been compared in almost every write-up on the internet, and now they are set to go head to head in the Summer box office wars.’
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The Los Angeles Times has an interview with Sylvain White, director of the big screen adaptation of The Losers. The article comes with a new promo photo, which kinda recreates the drawn teaser poster for The Losers, which was revealed at Comic Con. Check out the full photo, after the jump. If you haven’t yet seen the movie trailer that hit the web on Friday, click here.
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The first trailer for The Losers has now been unveiled courtesy of MSN. You can see it embedded below the break. What follows is a lightly updated post originally servicing a clip of the trailer, and not the full thing we now have.
This film will be a solid rival for The A Team, I think, spinning a similar tale of a wronged bunch of military folk who then band together and use their skills against naughty types. The naughty types here are the double crossing CIA who stitched them up in the first place.
The film adaptation features Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba and Chris Evans and was directed by Sylvain White. The script is credited to both Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt, the man behind the upcoming Spider-Man reboot screenplays.
So many daft catch phrases have come and gone, I don’t know why “Outstanding!” didn’t catch on after Avatar. Maybe Jeffrey Dean Morgan will have a little more luck with it.
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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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Jason Patric is an actor I’d like to see work a lot more. He’s more choosy than most, and dismissive of a lot of mainstream fare. (Yeah, despite having Speed 2 on the resume.) So Variety‘s report that he’s joined the cast of The Losers, directed by Sylvain White, is pretty significant. His presence as the film’s bad guy just upped my interest in the project by a huge margin. Read More »
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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Sylvain White, the director behind such ::cough:: classics ::cough:: as Stomp the Yard and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, is in final negotiations to direct adaptation of DC Comics Vertigo label comic book The Losers.
White is also attached to a big screen version of CastleVania and Frank Miller’s Ronin. How he’s been able to spin his success on Stomp the Yard into a career in developing comic book and video game film properties is beyond me.
In 2007, Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt wrote a script based on the comic book property for Tim Story (Fantastic Four). Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment is in talks to develop and finance the film adaptation.
The Losers was a war comic feature created in 1970, set during World War II. Later re-imagined set against the events surrounding the war on terror the Vertigo imprint version ran for 32 issues from 2003 to 2006.
Written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Jock, 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.